With millions of people across America either currently under shelter-in-place orders or justifiably concerned about leaving their homes during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to be taking steps to maintain good oral health. In mid-March, the American Dental Association recommended that virtually all dentists nationwide temporarily close their doors to elective, non-emergent dental procedures. Since our dentists in Salisbury are seeing patients for dental emergencies only during this time, we would like to provide you with a brief guideline on how you can keep your oral health in good shape until Delmarva Dental Services is able to re-open its doors to patients seeking routine dental care and other elective procedures.

A recent article in Healthline offered tips on some of the best things you can do for at-home dental care and oral health maintenance. Here are some highlights that can serve as a useful guide:

Teeth and gum health are incredibly important, particularly during a period in our history where we need our immune systems working hard to fight off a virus. By maintaining optimal oral health, you can make it possible for your immune responses to focus less on problems with the teeth and gums and more on the battle against other threats.

Please see our page on dental emergencies for information on what is typically considered an urgent care situation. That information does not list every conceivable type of dental emergency, so if you feel that you or a loved one is having any kind of dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to call us at (410) 742-3000.

Please take care of yourselves. By working together, we can all help #flattenthecurve!