15 Tips to Help Manage Stress During COVID-19

Mastrovich Dental COVID 19 Masks

Staying at home and practicing good hygiene are important things you can do to keep yourself and others healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.

Please remember that unless you have a dental emergency, you should not visit a dental office or clinic during the coronavirus pandemic. Examples of dental emergencies are:

  • Severe tooth pain (not minor pain)
  • Painful swelling in the gums, face, or neck
  • Bleeding in your mouth that does not stop
  • Oral injury such as a broken, loose, or knocked-out permanent tooth

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We know that we will get through this together and we join you in care and concern for all who have been directly and indirectly affected by this.

Yours in the interest of better health,
Dr. Charlie (aka Charles Mastrovich, DDS)

Here are 15 tips to help manage stress in these tough times.

SOCIAL
Contact friends and family to strengthen your relationships.

EXERCISE
Be sure to exercise daily, it is great for the body and mind!

OUTDOORS
Practice social distancing, but get outside when possible.

NUTRITION
Do your best to eat a balanced diet.

SLEEP
Maintain a regular sleeping pattern.

HYGIENE
One of the things you can control is hygiene, keep it up!

PRESENT
Live in the present, avoid over-stressing about the future.

POSITIVE
Don’t dwell on the negative, focus on positives like family time.

INFORMATION
Get facts from sources like the CDC, WHO and your local public health agencies, but limit daily COVID-19 consumption.

RENEW
Redesigning and reorganizing can feel liberating.

WORK
Create a designated workspace and set goals each morning.

UNWIND
Catch up on books, films and shows you’ve wanted to enjoy.

AVOID
Don’t use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs to cope with stress.

CARE
Don’t neglect existing or new health problems, seek care.

MIND
If stress seems overwhelming, be sure to seek help from a licensed mental health professional.

Covid-19 Update for our Dental Family and Friends

We are remaining closed until authorities allow dental offices to re-open. As always, first and foremost we are caring for our patients (our dental-family) and our community during this unprecedented time of addressing the Coronavirus in our country. For that reason, following the California Dental Association’s strong urging for all dental offices to voluntarily suspend non-emergency dental care until California dentists are able to return to non-emergency dental treatment.

Our office will be available for dental emergencies for our current patients. We look forward to re-opening, AND that said, please check back in the meantime for updates, as this is uncharted territory for us all as a nation and community. The circumstances are fluid and changing. Please call our office if you are a current patient and need information about dental emergencies and rescheduling for appointments.

Because the health, well-being, and safety of everyone who comes to our office in any capacity is a high priority,we continue to monitor the latest information from local, state and national health officials to ensure our precautionary measures and operations are in line with their recommendations. Our plan will change and adjust, depending on the updates and recommendations we receive.