The flu bug ran rampant in 2009 and is still infecting many in 2010 throughout country. Cold and flu season usually starts in the fall. However, in 2009 it started much earlier. The first documented cases of the flu were reported in late summer.
Dr Randy Womach, Dr Larry Davis and everyone in the Affiliated Orthodontic Team are taking extra precautions to help curb the spread of germs and asking patients and parents to help.For the protection of all patients and our staff, we continue to stress the importance of rescheduling patient appointments if you have any type of medical symptoms or illness that can infect others.
To promote a healthy and clean environment, we spend a great deal of time and attention on sanitation and sterilization in or office in Peoria, AZ. We follow all guidelines for sterilizing instruments and work surfaces to protect our patients and their families.
Maintaining and protecting your home environment is also important during flu season. You may never have thought about it, but bacteria breeds on your toothbrush. Here are a few tips to follow to help protect you and your family at home with your oral hygiene:
• Wash your hands before and after brushing and flossing your teeth.
• Allow the brush to air dry out on the counter after each use. Oxygen kills bacteria found on toothbrushes.
• Store the toothbrush in an upright position to allow water to drain and dry faster
• Replace toothbrush after every cold or flu or every 2-3 months when bristles appear worn.
Hope this helps and give us a call at 623-572-88a55 if you have any questions! Stay healthy! Let us know if you have any suggestions on how to protect each other during cold and flu season. Leave a comment below.