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Is It Safe to Visit the Dentist During the Pandemic?

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The pandemic has fundamentally changed the way Americans live and work. However, it hasn’t changed the importance of caring for your smile.

To safely serve our patients in Long Island City, NY, our office has adapted in several ways. If you’re wondering whether it’s safe to go to the dentist during the pandemic, read on to learn about how we’re keeping our patients and our team healthy at Queensboro Plaza Dental Care.

How Can I Protect My Smile During the Pandemic?

As always, the best defense to cavities and other dental problems is a good offense. Now more than ever, it’s critical to keep up with a daily oral hygiene routine at home. Brush your teeth twice each day for two minutes each time, brush your tongue every day, and floss daily to limit your risk for developing tooth decay, bad breath, discoloration, and gum disease. Eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, and avoid tobacco products.

In addition to at-home oral health habits, we recommend visiting our office every six months for a dental checkup and professional cleaning. We’ll let you know if you would benefit from more frequent visits!

How We Protect Patients Before Your Appointment Begins

We’ve made many changes to the way we run appointments during the pandemic. First, we’ll contact you prior to your appointment for a pre-screening. We also ask that you limit the number of people you bring with you to the appointment.

We may ask you to wait outside before your appointment to limit the number of people inside. Once you’re in our office, we’ll take your temperature and repeat the screening questionnaire. We have hand sanitizer available for your use.

Minimizing Risk During & After Treatment

During your visit, you’ll notice our team wearing more protective equipment than normal. We’ll ask you to rinse with a specialized rinse to reduce your risk for transmitting the disease. We have also adapted the way we use our air/water isolation devices to cut down on aerosol spread.

After your appointment, our team will thoroughly disinfect the treatment area. We schedule longer intervals between appointments to accommodate for the extra cleaning and to limit the risk of exposure.

To ask our team any questions about our safety procedures, family-friendly dental services, or appointment availability, contact us today!

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Patient Reviews

Karoline PammerKaroline Pammer
20:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are extremely competent, friendly and professional. He is very thorough and explains everything very clearly. Finally I feel like I am in good hands when it comes to dental care.
Matt SmithMatt Smith
21:18 05 Feb 22
Great overall experience getting a dental cleaning. Very friendly staff, beautifully designed office, and a comfortable experience watching calming Netflix nature programming while in the chair. Complimentary beverages are in the waiting room and so is a little play area for kids.It felt to me that this was a patient-focused family practice as opposed to a cold, corporate dental mill trying to churn through as many patients as possible.I’ll definitely be coming back here for all my dental needs and I highly recommend.
Sundup SherpaSundup Sherpa
22:07 02 Feb 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very welcoming and they provide an excellent experience every time I visit. I’ve only been here twice for annual checkups but would definitely consider and recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good customer experience and a very thoughtful approach to making sure that you feel at home. I have some procedures set up for later in the month and I must actually be the only person in the world actually looking forward to a dentist appointment.
Jayrockem GottemJayrockem Gottem
21:27 09 Nov 21
Great place wonderful staff they will be my go too dentist 100%
shawaf alishawaf ali
22:08 26 Aug 21
Very confident after leaving the office that my teeth are in greatttt hands. Above and beyond patient care. Very informative visits. A sense that they genuinely care about patient concerns. Added helpful guidelines I took home with me to reach dental hygiene goals before my next visits. Highly recommended you leave your old scary dentist ! 😁😁
Queensboro Plaza Dental Care

Queensboro Plaza Dental Care