Pandemic safety measures will continue to keep everyone protected
TORONTO, ON — We’re now into year three of the pandemic and public health measures are easing in many communities across the province. Even so, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) wants everyone to know enhanced safety measures created in response to COVID-19 will stay as is for now.
Dentists have been working hard to keep patients protected at their appointments throughout the pandemic and no known cases of COVID-19 have been linked to treatment at an Ontario dental office. Patients can expect pre-screening questions, keeping their mask on before and after treatment, physical distancing in the waiting room and other safety measures to continue, but it’s for everyone’s protection.
April is Oral Health Month and ODA President Dr. Charles Frank says, “Dental care is health care and having good oral health is a key part of overall health and well-being. For anyone who has still been putting off getting a check-up, now’s the time to see the dentist to make sure everything is okay.”
Over the last couple of years, dentists have seen a large increase in patients who have been grinding their teeth due to stress. This can cause headaches, jaw pain and even cracked and broken teeth. Putting off regular check ups can lead to more painful and costly problems to treat, so if you haven’t seen your dentist in a while, give them a call!
About the Ontario Dental Association
The ODA has been Ontario’s primary source for dental information since 1867 and represents over 10,000, or 90 per cent, of dentists in the province. For more dental care tips and COVID-19 updates, including what to expect at your next dental appointment, go to www.oda.ca.