At Ranches Family Dental the health and safety of our patients and staff is always a top priority. At this time our office will remain open for urgent visits as we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. We have monitored current guidelines from the American Dental Association. In order to be proactive, we have implemented the following guidelines to protect both our patients and our staff:
**The lobby is sanitized after every person leaves and has been closed for social distancing until further notice. Because of this, please come alone to your appointment. Make arrangements prior for children- which we know may be inconvenient with all the students out of school. Also, only 1 adult needs to accompany a minor.
**We have cancelled all hygiene and routine visits to stop the potential spread of the virus.
**Please brush your teeth prior to your arrival as the brushing area is closed until further notice.
Please reschedule appointments if you or anyone in your household has traveled outside the US for at least 2 weeks after your return.
If you have any symptoms of fever, cough, chills or flu-like symptoms we ask that you contact our office to reschedule your appointment.
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to provide exceptional dental care in a manner that is safe for both our patients and our team members. Stay healthy.
Thank you, kindly, Ranches Family Dental
Getting Dental Care Now Save you Money in the Future
Posted on 11/20/2019 by Ranches Family Dental
Many people see dental care as unnecessary or expensive, but the time you put into your dental care now can save you more money in the future. It is difficult to make all those visits our office, but we like to look at regular dental care as an investment.
We believe that if you invest in yourself now, the future costs in dental care will be much less, saving you money in the long run.
Dental care costs can build up very quickly over time and the main way to prevent this is through good oral hygiene. This means flossing and brushing twice a day at least while also making regular visits to our office for teeth cleanings. Some people may say they do a good enough job at cleaning their teeth on their own, but the truth is, flossing and brushing cannot get into all the spaces we can at our office.
After brushing or flossing, there is always a little bit of leftover bacteria residing in your mouth. Over time the bacteria will become hard and require dental tools to be removed. If you are still skeptical, even though we are trained in dentistry, still receive our regular teeth cleanings.
Future Problems from Poor Dental Hygiene
If left for long enough, the bacteria in your mouth can cause you a lot of headache, or should we say wallet-ache. As bacteria sit in the mouth, they will eat away at your teeth destroying its enamel which can never grow back. If the problem stops there, we can always give you veneers but they can be really expensive and take some time to install.
After the enamel of a tooth is gone, the bacteria will begin slowly decaying the tooth, which can only be fixed by procedures like fillings, onlays, and root canals. These procedures can be very expensive to perform and some correction methods require invasive surgery, which can take weeks to heal from. This is why we always recommend addressing any problems you may have with your dental health immediately rather than waiting.
If you are currently experiencing issues with your dental care or would like to make a teeth cleaning appointment, give us a call. We will be happy to help you keep your teeth in great shape!