The Corona (COVID -19) Virus – What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

The Corona (COVID-19) virus has many questioning what can I do to prevent from getting the virus? What can I do to protect myself and more so what are my healthcare providers doing to protect me?

First and foremost, we here at the Holistic Dental Center take your health and welfare very seriously and always have. The first line of defense is your immune system and finding ways to boost it during a situation as we are in now.

First, as far as how we keep you safe we practice all CDC and OSHA standards of infection control on a daily basis, even prior to this virus. We treat everything to the highest
standards for our patient’s and employee’s safety.

We have a supply of masks, gloves, protective eye wear. We clean everything with hospital level disinfectants as part of our standard protocol and we sterilize all of our instruments. We feel safe enough to continue to stay open and care for our patients, since we always practice disease prevention as advised by OSHA and the CDC.

Additionally, we are taking more precautions on top of that by using essential oil diffusers throughout the office to reduce air-born pathogens, disinfecting all high-touch areas such as door handles, pens and front office surfaces hourly.

Part of building your immune system is to be sure that your body is infection and toxin free. By maintaining your dental health and removing toxic materials and infections, it will assist your body’s ability to boost immunity. In addition we’ve gathered information from experts that can boost your immune system to fight not only the coronavirus, but many other respiratory ailments.

Your Vitamin Intake

Vitamins that are critical for immune function include vitamins A, C, D and E. Zinc, selenium and magnesium are minerals that your immune system needs to function at its best. We find that liposomal Vitamin C works great and make sure you’re taking Vitamin D3 cholicalciferol not any Vitamin D. *Consult with your practitioner for the doses they would recommend for you.

Herb and Supplement Immune Boosters

Garlic, astragalus, milk thistle, ginseng, green tea, black cumin and licorice are just some of the herbs that have been reported to boost immunity. *Talk to your healthcare provider before starting any regimen since some herbs can interact with other supplements or medications and cause side effects. Additionally probiotics are another tool to assist in boosting your immunity. Be sure to look for probiotic supplements with lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. Always consult your practitioner for a protocol that best suits your specific needs.

Following simple precautions such as frequent hand washing and boosting your immune system can greatly improve your chances of staying infection free. Dr. Gashinsky and the entire staff of the Holistic Dental Center are committed to your health and keeping you safe and welcome you to our office, one of the safest places you could be.