The safety, health and well-being of our mutual patients has always been our top priority. Whether this is through the care we provide or the environment of our surgical facilities. Our internal policies and procedures have always exceeded federally mandated guidelines to protect our patients and staff. Our commitment to provide your patients the safest care throughout this evolving situation is not something we take lightly.
We always have and will continue to go above and beyond to ensure that we are exceeding the highest standard of care and customer service.
Here are a few extra precautions that we are taking, but not limited to:
• Monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization.
• Following the news related to local conditions on an hourly basis.
• Increasing the frequency of our sanitation practices inside and outside our surgical facilities.
• Wiping down our waiting rooms, chairs, counters and door handles hourly.
• Providing additional hand sanitizer to patients.
• Allowing our patients to wait in their cars or outside our office and notifying them when we are ready for their appointment.
We are also asking our patients a few questions to help mitigate any potential exposures. These questions are:
• If you are a patient who has traveled outside the US within the last month
• Had contact with someone who traveled outside the US and was/is now sick
• Had contact with someone who was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus or the flu
• Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms: Temperature, Active Cough or Trouble Breathing
If you answer yes, our doctor will be informed and will take appropriate action to protect patients and staff.
The Doctors and Staff at SVII
For many families, the holiday season is an excuse to forget about their healthy eating habits and not hold back when it comes to indulging in their favorite sweets and rich dishes. Not only is eating rich, high-calorie foods bad for your figure, but it can also be problematic to your oral health. That is why it is important to stay the course this season and focus on continuing your healthy eating habits and regular exercise. Your doctor and your periodontist in Harrisonburg, VA are both in agreement about the problems with excessive indulgences this time of year. Dr. Steven Saunders and Dr. Victor Saunders have a few pieces of advice about how to keep your oral health a priority during the most festive time of the year.
Too Much Sugar Can Be Damaging to Your Teeth
Our periodontal care group most often reminds patients to watch their sugar intake during the holidays. With all of the sweets being offered during this time of year, it can be difficult, but it is essential to stay away from too many sweets. Not doing so could lead to an increase in cavities.
Sticky Candies and Treats Can Lead to Problems
We also recommend to our patients that sticky candy and treats should be avoided. This kind of food can be terrible for your waistline. Sticky candies can also leave behind bits of food particles in between your teeth, which can cause tooth decay.
Skipping Your Regular Oral Health Routine Can Make Things Worse
If you do find yourself indulging here and there, make sure you continue to brush and floss your teeth as usual. We know it can be hard to stay away from all of the festive food offerings, so be sure to focus on keeping your teeth and gums clean by drinking plenty of water and dedicating a few minutes each day to your oral health.
If you want to find out more about how you can keep your gums and teeth in top condition, call our office today. Our doctors look forward to bringing your family the gift of improved oral health this year.
119A University Blvd
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
New Patients: 540-431-4392
Current Patients: 540-434-8575
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
*Closed 1pm to 2pm for Lunch