Chehalis Dental Care COVID-19 Update

 In Dental Talk - Chehalis Dental Care Blog

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chehalis Dental Care will remain closed through at least May 18th, but we are still here to support you in whatever ways we can.

If you have a dental emergency, please give us a call at (360) 748-1833, and we will help you through any dental issue you may be having. In the meantime, we want to make sure all our patients remain healthy and safe. Here is some information about the COVID-19 pandemic to help you and your family stay safe.

We are all feeling more anxious and stressed out. We are in the middle of a global pandemic, and these feelings are normal. To increase your sense of normalcy and safety, the US Department of Veteran Affairs recommends:

 

  • Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Properly disposing of used tissues.
  • Coughing or sneezing into your upper sleeve, arm, or elbow if you do not have a tissue.
  • Cleaning your hands after coughing or sneezing.
  • Staying at home.
  • Avoiding contact with those who are sick.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting objects or surfaces that may have come into contact with germs.
  • Making plans for what will happen if someone in the home becomes ill or if quarantine or shelter-in-place measures are ordered.

They also recommend following these tips to stay calm:

  • Realize that it is understandable to feel anxious and worried about what may happen, especially when many aspects of life are affected.
  • If you find that you are getting more stressed by watching the news, reduce your exposure, particularly prior to sleep.
  • While circumstances may be stressful and beyond your control, you can try to offset them with positive calming activities. Practice slow, steady breathing and muscle relaxation, as well as other actions that are calming for you (yoga, exercise, music, keeping the mind occupied).
  • Preparing for a range of possible scenarios and having adequate supplies should sheltering at home be necessary can help you feel calmer.

 

Things to Keep You Busy

Most of us suddenly have a lot more time on our hands. As discussed before, living through a pandemic can greatly affect your mental and physical health. To help combat this, we have compiled a list of things you can do while you are staying home.

 

1. Cook

 

With the extra time on our hands, a lot of us are cooking more and trying new recipes. A great site to check out is Allrecipes.com. There you can find recipes people are cooking during quarantine and even share your own. If you try cooking something new, let us know what recipes you tried out.

 

2. Connect virtually online with friends

 

Being stuck inside can be an isolating experience to say the least. A great way to connect with your friends or family is by playing video games together. There are many games that allow several players to join at once, and you can catch up while enjoying a fun game together.

 

3. Connect with your friends and family

The whole world is being affected by COVID-19, which includes your friends and family. Now is the perfect time to reach out to people you have not talked to in a while, or even people you talk with all the time. We all need to be checking in on each other and a quick phone call to a friend, parent or grandparent can mean the world. If you are somewhat tech-savvy you can even try out using Zoom and Google Hangouts to video chat with your friends and loved ones.

We are all getting restless while stuck at home, however, staying home is the best way to fight the spread of COVID-19. We are all in this together and working with each other is the only way we can overcome COVID-19. If you have more questions about the virus, please visit, Mayo ClinicWHO, or the CDC websites.

 

For questions regarding dental health or dental procedures to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of, please contact us at (360) 748-1833 or email us info@chehalisdentalcare.com. For more information, please visit our contact us page.

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