ALL ROUTINE VISITS AND NON-ESSENTIAL TREATMENTS ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19
The Mugford Center would like to provide an update to all of our valued patients with concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus.
Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) that citizens self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the state of Maryland recommendations and restrictions, the Mugford Center will be limiting hours of operation and treatment available.
We are dedicated to the well being of all our patients and will be available for emergency care for pain swelling and infection as well as for urgent care which requires timely treatment.
As health care professionals, we all have a role to play in “flattening the curve” by following sound, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus.
Bearing this in mind, we are carefully screening all scheduled and necessary treatment. and only seeing patients for emergency or urgent care. We take seriously the need to be available for our patients to avoid unnecessary illness or injury as well as preventing burdening our hospitals and emergency rooms.
We will reschedule all canceled appointments in a timely manner upon returning to the office and appreciate your understanding under the current circumstances.
We will continue to closely monitor the latest information and recommendations to promote a safe and healthy environment for our patients and staff. We plan to be available to provide safe and optimal care on this limited basis.
Our infection control procedures fully cover the COVID-19 virus, as they do all infectious diseases. We are taking extra precautions in screening our employees and patients, along with sterilizing the common areas of our office often.
We look forward to seeing you at your scheduled appointments. Please call the office if you have any questions or concerns, and we will be happy to address them.
Protecting you and your smile, The Mugford Center
Types of Essential Oils to Help Improve Gum Health
Posted on 7/10/2019 by David Mugford
Essential oils offer many different benefits to the people who use them. From reducing stress to helping soothe aching muscles, many people use essential oils regularly. Ione of the benefits that people may not know is how essential oils can improve gum health. The effect of the essential oils can surprise many. The key is knowing which essential oils to turn to.
Using Essential Oils
There are a few ways to use essential oils to improve gum health. You can brush with essential oils added to the toothpaste. Another way is through the use of oil pulling where the essential oil is diluted and used to rinse out the mouth. No matter what the method to use essential oil is, these are the essential oils that can help your teeth and gums.
Cinnamon Oil - This oil offers antimicrobial protection against the bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Peppermint Oil - Anaerobic bacteria thrive in low oxygen environments like the mouth. Peppermint oil is especially effective at killing the anaerobic bacteria that can lead to gum disease.
Spearmint Oil - Spearmint oil works in a way similar to the peppermint oil. It is also a strong analgesic. It can kill the germs and wounds found on the gums.
Myrrh Oil - Myrrh oil works as an antiseptic. It also can soothe gums. It is effective in helping with ulcers, canker sores and inflamed gums.
Clove Oil - Clove oil has helped people with gum health for hundreds of years. It can help relieve tooth pain and it works as a disinfectant. It can slow the growth of pathogenic bacteria that can damage both the teeth and gums.
Essential oils can improve gum health in many ways and they do not cause harm. The key is to use them without overusing them. For the best gum health, essential oils are only one part of a good oral health routine.
Contact our office today to learn more about what you can do for your oral health.