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4 COVID-19 Precautions To Follow When Visiting A Dental Clinic In Toronto
4 COVID-19 Precautions To Follow When Visiting A Dental Clinic In Toronto
August 18, 2021

With the ongoing pandemic, personal safety measures have been touted as the best form of protection. Although the severity of the situation has reduced, these measures still need to be followed in your best interests. This holds true even when you are visiting your trusted dental clinic in Toronto. While the dentist can save you from toothache and other oral ailments, you can also do your part to protect yourself and your doctor. 

 

Crucial safety tips to follow while paying a visit to any dental clinic in Toronto

 

Use Your Car as a Waiting Room

Your vehicle is a closed environment that is not exposed to outside elements. As a result, dental clinics will likely ask you to wait in your vehicle or outside the premises to avoid contact with other patients. Hence, if you're bringing a car with you, it's best to use it as your waiting room. 

 

Wear Face Shields and Masks 

A dental clinic is a closed space, making it conducive to spread the virus. Air travels through the ventilation systems, but it's not enough in terms of filtering out pathogens or viruses. So, it’s wise to reduce any contamination risks by wearing face shields and masks before you head to the clinic. In fact, this rule holds true when you are heading out anywhere to protect yourself and others.

 

Inquire About Your Clinic's Air Purification System 

Air purification systems can sanitize incoming and outgoing air, allowing everyone to breathe fresh and healthy air inside the clinic. However, it's not certain that this will be enough to stop the spread of the virus. So it’s best to call your dental clinic in Toronto in advance and ask about their air purification system and other safety measures to avoid any risks. 

 

Follow Other Guidelines Given By Your Clinic

Highly professional and quality dental offices, such as Queens Quay Dental Centre, have several guidelines to ensure the safety of their patients and staff. Being medical personnel, they are well versed with proper sanitation and health guidelines, which means you are in excellent hands, as long as you follow all the safety guidelines.

 

In the end, professional clinics can always be trusted for not just dental treatments, but for following safety norms as well. Before heading to the Queens Quay Dental Centre, be sure to first book an appointment! Contact us today for all updates on the latest dental procedures.

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Starting March 11, 2024, we will be able to confirm our participation in the CDCP

(CDCP) is a federal government program intended to reduce financial barriers to oral health care. The program will provide coverage of the cost of dental care for Canadian residents who do not have dental benefits and have a household income of less than $90,000 a year.

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