Three Tips for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

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While COVID-19 is an intimidating illness, there are preventative measures that everyone can take to help prevent it from spreading. Adding a few simple steps to your daily routine can really make a big difference in reducing the number of new coronavirus cases in our Cypress, TX community. Alder Trails Dental hopes to be able to help keep you and your family safe.

Social Distancing

Keeping your distance from anyone that you do not live with reduces the risk of any viral particles passing from them to you and vice versa. Staying at home as much as possible will greatly reduce your chances of getting sick and getting someone else sick. However, when you do leave your home, it’s important that you leave plenty of room between yourself and the people around you. If you have to cough or sneeze, make sure you cover your mouth with your elbow and not your hands.

Wear a Mask

Many businesses, restaurants, and offices are requiring patrons to wear face masks any time that they are inside the building. Even if a business does not technically require anyone to wear one, it is still one extra step you can take to help keep yourself and others safe. You don’t even have to buy a face mask; using a bandana or an old T-shirt as a makeshift mask can work well. As long as both your nose and mouth are covered, you are reducing the distance that any airborne virus particles can travel in the air.

Practice Proper Hand Hygiene

After you return home from shopping or running errands, the first thing you will want to do is wash your hands for at least 20 seconds to kill any viruses that may have found their way onto your hands. It’s also a good idea to carry a travel-size hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol with you when you are out and about to use after you open doors, press buttons, or touch any other common surface. You should also avoid touching your face as much as possible when you are outside of your home, even if you are sanitizing your hands often.

Extra Care at Alder Trails Dental

Besides the three tips mentioned here, we’ve modified many of our procedures at Alder Trails Dental to enhance the level of safety in our office due to COVID-19. We want to make your visit to our Cypress, TX office as safe as possible. We are open for routine care again and hope to see you soon.


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