Every day, we find out more horrible news about the coronavirus (strain COVID-19). Yesterday, ten new cases erupted in the United States, today we found cases without a known cause, tomorrow maybe there will be a case in our town. 

With such a terrifying pandemic on the rise, it’s important to keep yourself and your family safe. You may not think about it, but the restaurants, salons, stores, and doctor’s offices that you visit really do matter. This list of busy areas should also include your dentist. We want to assure you that when you visit Top Down Dental, you are in safe, clean hands. 

Coronavirus prevention at your dentist

Best Practices For Disease Prevention

As close neighbors to Sacramento County, the Los Gatos community is experiencing a scare. We don’t know what’s to come or how it will affect us just yet. But, we do know ways to prevent the spread of contagious disease. 

Sanitizing Equipment Properly

As a dental office, we always sanitize our equipment thoroughly and with the utmost care. Whenever necessary, we discard pieces of equipment that have been in direct contact with a patient’s mouth or body. Furthermore, we completely sterilize all materials, equipment, and machinery regularly. Additionally, we conduct a deep clean of the entire facility each night to ensure further protection. 

Washing Your Hands, The Right Way

We all know how important it is to wash our hands. But are you washing your hands correctly?

According to the CDC, hand-washing is a five-step process. First, run your hands under warm or cold water. Then, apply soap with the tap off. Next, rub the soap over the fronts and backs of your hands, under your fingernails and between fingers. Remember to scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds! After scrubbing, rinse your hands thoroughly and dry them with a clean towel. 

Signs of Disease

As practiced medical professionals, we know how to recognize the beginning stages of infectious diseases. The early signs of coronavirus include fever, coughing, sore throat, runny nose, difficulty breathing, and fatigue. If a patient comes into our office with any signs of disease, we will promptly ask more questions and follow CDC guidelines for coronavirus. 

Your Dentist in Los Gatos, California

Dr. Nancy is on your side and wants you to stay healthy. In fact, everyone here at Top Down Dental provides the highest quality service so the office stays completely virus-free. If you need to visit a dentist or a doctor, make sure they also follow the best practices for disease prevention first. To schedule an appointment with Top Down Dental, give us a call at (408) 354-5600 or schedule an appointment online.