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
With the great weather and opportunity for travel, dental hygiene is usually far from people’s minds once summer rolls around. Summer is actually an important time to pay close attention to your oral health habits, such as sugary foods and drinks, which tend to be the go-to choice to satisfy hunger and thirst. To avoid scheduling an emergency visit to your periodontist in Harrisonburg and Winchester, VA, here are three easy ways to keep your mouth healthy this summer.
Summers are generally hot, and by the time you start to feel thirsty, your body is already dehydrated. Dehydration not only leads to a lack of energy, but it can cause bad breath. Water, like saliva, is important to help clean your mouth of food particles and buildup. Make it your drink of choice this summer to not only maintain a healthy mouth, but a healthy body as well.
It’s easy to let some habits slip over the summer while you’re on vacation, but it’s still imperative that you brush your teeth twice a day and floss. You can also invest in some mouth wash and a tongue scraper to make sure you’re cleaning your mouth, to the best of your ability every day, especially if you are eating sugary drinks and foods.
Sugars are direct causes of cavities and other dental problems. It’s difficult to avoid sugar entirely, but you can limit your consumption by steering clear of sodas, candies, and processed foods. You can also opt for sugar substitutes when sweetening drinks or food.
Summer is also a great time to schedule a visit to your periodontist in Harrisonburg and Winchester, VA. If you have any problems with tooth or gum sensitivity, a receding gum line, or other periodontal issues, a periodontist may be able to help. Call Drs. Saunders and Dickson at 540-907-4060 (Harrisonburg) or 540-427-6142 (Winchester) for more information on protecting your teeth over the summer or to schedule an appointment.
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