It’s been a long, challenging few weeks for our team at InStyle Dental and for me, your dentist in San Gabriel. It’s been hard not seeing valued patients like you, our colleagues, and our families. Virtual parties are great, but they’re no replacement for the real thing!
Fortunately, with your help and the rest of the community, we’re making great progress in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. And that means we’re getting ready to open our doors and welcome you back into our office for all your regular oral health care needs.
And yes… We’re opening very soon and we’re very excited! We can’t give you an official reopening date yet, but we’ll announce it as soon as we have the green light. Check our website frequently for the specific date as we’ll post it there.
Booking now! Call now! Before we re-open, we will be booking patient appointments – so don’t delay.
Because of what you’ve seen in the news or read on social media, as things open up, you still may be fearful about going back out into the world. You may also be second-guessing dental appointments too. I’m writing today to reassure you and encourage you. And here are a few reasons why…
- Dental offices remain one of the safest and most sterile environments around. We always follow strict sterilization protocols (always have – before & during, and we will after the pandemic) and we take all necessary precautions to protect you. We screen everyone for symptoms of illness and will reschedule appointments if anyone poses a risk. Our team thoroughly cleans all surfaces, rooms, and equipment regularly – on a regular schedule. Your health and safety are our top priority.
- Maintaining good oral health is imperative to your overall health. While you can do a great job of taking care of your smile by brushing and flossing, only a professional cleaning by your hygienist will remove tartar buildup above and below the gumline, lessening the risk of gum disease. We know – and studies prove it – that there is a clear connection between mouth and body health. Regular professional cleanings are critical as gum disease is linked to some cancers, heart & stroke disease, osteoporosis, respiratory illnesses, pre-term births, Alzheimer’s, and more… Think of me, your dentist in San Gabriel, as a dental detective; there are certain things only a dentist can detect and treat, like tooth decay, broken teeth, infection, and more. Your dental team is also your first line of defense when it comes to oral cancer. You may not realize it, but every time you are here for your recall appointment, we complete an oral cancer screening. When it’s detected early on, the outcome is greatly improved.
- We want to see you … but safety always comes first! And I hope you smile at this… It’s been a while and we could really use a cheerful interaction with you. That’s why our imminent opening is so exciting.
Emergency Care & Appointments For All Other Services
If you experience a dental emergency at any time (even before we’re open to provide all services again), please call us right away. We are providing emergency care and will fit you in quickly to relieve your pain and treat your injury. Emergencies that require immediate treatment include ongoing bleeding in the mouth, impact trauma (knocked-out or loose tooth/teeth), a tooth fracture, severe tooth pain, and infection. Not sure? Call us!
If you had a scheduled appointment that was cancelled due to COVID-19, we’ll be in touch to reschedule it (if we haven’t already). If it’s been a while and you haven’t been in for care, please give us a call and we’ll make an appointment in the near future – call to see when we’re booking.
We are going to help as many patients as we can when our doors open – current and new patients – working with our mission in mind … to provide the highest quality of care possible to each and every patient. Depending on demand, our hours may be extended.
Follow us on social media and watch our website for further updates! We look forward to helping you achieve your most healthy smile!
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Kar, your dentist in San Gabriel