Coronavirus Update

January 2023

With the coming of a New Year, we are hopeful that 2023 will see us finally step out of the shadow of COVID and into lives of health and happiness! Nevertheless, we are well aware of the number of cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), flu and even newer variations of COVID that have been with us this winter.

As a health care provider, we choose to maintain continuous masking in the office. Because our work brings us into close contact with patients, we ask that you continue to wear a mask when you come for your appointment. 

Whether in pandemic or normal times, we always maintain infection control precautions as required by law. Our well-establiished standard precautions include the use of personal protective equipment, hand washing and sterilization, safety equipment and protocols for handling chemicals and biohazardous waste, and cross-contamination controls such as physical barriers. We also have chosen to continue some additional steps we instituted over the past two years. These include use of air purifiers, counter barriers, anti-microbial pre-rinses and increased hand washing and/or use of hand sanitizer for patients. 

It has been our pleasure to welcome so many of you back for regular dental care and to welcome many new patients to our practice. As we look to the future, we remind everyone that oral health is an important part of maintaining the overall good health you need for a strong immune system.  Brushing and flossing at least twice daily forms the basis of good dental hygiene.  Efficacy may be enhanced greatly by at-home use of Sonicare and Waterpik products, which can help reduce plaque build-up and periodontal inflammation.  In addition, if you have bleeding gums, inflammation, sensitive teeth, or are at a moderate to high risk for decay, you should consider using an antimicrobial rinse and/or home fluoride treatment. 

If you have questions, please call us at 253-852-5155. 

Thank you for your trust and loyalty.     

Dr. J. Martin Anderson & Team

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