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By v2dentistry26513402, Apr 27 2020 07:01PM

Dear Patients, neighbors and friends:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over

the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While

many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your

visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe

and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to

keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA),

the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health

Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new

rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are

current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help

protect our patients and staff. For example:

• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be

asked those same questions again when you are in the office.

• We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find

some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.

• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth,

since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

• Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean

that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well

as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the

steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call

our office at 503-393-2651 or visit our website at v2keizer@comcast.net

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our

patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

Your friends at V2 Dentistry

By v2dentistry26513402, Mar 30 2020 05:46PM

To All V2 Patients,

Our office, like all businesses throughout the state, is feeling great stress, finacial hardship and the heartache of having to let many of our staff members go. Having said that, we would like to let you know that we will make ourselves available to treat emergencies and urgent dental needs as best we can while abiding strictly by the regulations in place.

Please know that your safety and well being are of the utmost importance to us and the staff at V2. As our country and local Oregon communities continue to deal with the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 crisis, we write to inform you of our commitment to our patients in this community. The American Dental Association (ADA) and the Oregon Dental Association (ODA) have provided guidance and recommendations for those seeking dental care during the COVID-19 crisis. We are following those recommendations, along with the directives issued by Governor Brown.

The ADA, ODA, and the government authorities have recommended limiting dental treatment to emergency and urgent dental care only through at least June 15. We intend to remain available to patients who are seeking emergency or urgent dental care. Please be advised that our hours and availability may change due to government restrictions, masks and glove availability, staffing and/or demand for services.

In addition to following the guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have heightened our already stringent infection control and safety protocols to provide the highest level of protection for you and our staff. Additionally, we are only treating patients one at a time and common areas, such as the patient waiting area and check in desk, are frequently disinfected. We are limiting interpersonal interactions (social distancing) and asking that if someone arrives early for their appointment they wait in their vehicle and call to inform us of their arrival. For scheduled patients that are feeling ill, have a fever, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus, their appointment will be rescheduled.

If you feel you meet the requirements of a dental emergency, call the office at (503) 393-2651 and leave a message on the voicemail. Your call will be returned and an emergency appointment will be scheduled for you. Please be patient as time and access are very limited at this time. Examples of dental emergencies are swelling, bleeding or trauma ( knocked out tooth). Urgent dental care is uncontrollable pain, denture sore, or broken tooth or temporary crown.

We will all get through this but, its going to take everyone to do their part which for must of us means, stay home, stay healthy and be safe. Maybe pick up a new good habit like flossing

By v2dentistry26513402, Jul 16 2019 10:27PM

For some professional athletes, such as hockey players, losing a tooth during a game is both an expected accident and rite of passage. For the average hobbyist, however, it isn't so much an honor as it is an expensive nightmare. The cost of replacing a lost tooth is about 20 times more than the cost of a custom-fitted mouth guard.

Fortunately, learning how to protect your teeth when playing a sport or participating in close-contact recreational activities isn't as difficult as the frequency of these incidents suggests. In fact, the right gear has kept more than 200,000 injuries from occurring annually.

Mouth Guards

A very important piece of equipment can go a long way toward protecting your teeth when playing a contact sport as physical as football, soccer or hockey. The first is a mouth guard – a must when you play any type of sport that involves bats, balls, sticks or person-to-person contact. You can find mouth guards for sale over the counter, most of which are designed to be one size fits all. Some of these are meant to be soaked in boiling water, then sculpted to fit your mouth in particular. Generic or "boil-and-bite" mouth guards don't offer the best fit and can be uncomfortable. For this reason, a personal option is to have V2 Dentistry create a custom mouth guard that starts with a basic dental visit.

By v2dentistry26513402, Mar 21 2019 09:52PM

March 21, 2019

Kids need a break from school. Adults need a break from the routine. Spring break can’t get here fast enough! Whether you’re planning a vacation or a staycation with your family, make sure that you don’t take a vacation from good oral hygiene.

Here are a few tips to keep your teeth happy and healthy.

1. Grab Water On-the-Go, Not Sugary Drinks

Everyone likes to indulge a little bit while they’re on vacation. It’s easy to grab a juice or a soda from the gas station when you’re on a road trip. It’s not always easy to say no to the kids when they’re asking for a soda at a restaurant on the beach. But plaque-causing bacteria never go on vacation. Continue to choose water over sugary drinks. Try packing water bottles for the journey and fill them up as you go.

2. Pack Dental Friendly Snacks

Chips, cookies, and candy are fun, but crispy fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots, pears, and celery are delicious and can help keep teeth clean. These natural toothbrushes wipe plaque off of teeth, gums, and tongue.

3. Chew Sugar-Free Gum

Sugar-free gum stimulates the flow of saliva which washes away sugar and leftover bits of food. It removes pieces of food from teeth, too.

There’s another benefit if you are traveling by air or driving to the mountains. That changing air pressure can be painful for kids as their ears adjust. In addition to keeping teeth clean, chewing gum can also help relieve discomfort.

4. Maintain Your Regular Brushing and Flossing Routine

Sleeping in and staying in unfamiliar places shouldn’t keep you from taking care of your teeth and gums. Follow our dental tips for a healthy spring break, but however you choose to relax; the most important thing is to maintain a brushing and flossing routine.

By v2dentistry26513402, Jan 24 2018 08:33PM

6 Ways to Make Your Mouth Extra Kissable for Valentine’s Day

Kissing stimulates saliva, which can help fight cavities. However, if the person you’re kissing has poor dental and overall health, you run the risk of getting unwanted germs, illnesses or diseases instead of candy, flowers or cards this Valentine’s Day.

Here’s what you need to know about making your smile a vision of love for February 14.

Cavities Can Be Contagious

Whether through kissing or something as simple as sharing a fork, the bacteria that causes cavities can spread to another person. Brush twice a day for two minutes and clean between your teeth once a day for cleaner kisses and a cavity-free smile.

Beware Bad Breath

Bacteria is a big culprit of bad breath, so regular habits like brushing and flossing are especially important. Other ways to stay fresh are over-the-counter antimicrobial mouthwashes or chewing sugarless gum. Both can freshen your breath instantly and get saliva flowing—especially after you eat foods with a strong scent. (And look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on both!)

Share a Life (But Not a Toothbrush)

For many couples, a big relationship step is keeping a toothbrush at each other’s place. Just make sure you each have your own because sharing toothbrushes also means sharing germs.

Brighten Your Smile

Nothing is more attractive than a confident smile. If whitening makes you feel better about yours, talk to your dentist about which option is best. There are a number of over-the-counter whitening products, or you could get an in-office treatment at your dentist.

Smoking Isn’t Attractive

Smoking is bad for your breath and stains your teeth – not to mention terrible for your overall health. Smoking affects how well you smell and taste. People who use tobacco twice as likely to get gum disease as someone who doesn’t smoke. Smokers are also more at risk for oral cancer. Give yourself a gift this Valentine’s Day and quit today.

Don’t Forget About the Dentist!

A good relationship with and regular visits to your dentist can help keep your mouth at its best all year long. Your dentist can help keep you healthy, discuss any concerns and give more advice on keeping your smile fresh.

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