Announcement from Berkeley Prosthodontics (updated April 2, 2020): NOTICE OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE
Dear Berkeley Prosthodontics Patients,
In light of the evolving pandemic and strong suggestions by public health officials, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our practice from March 16, 2020 to May 3, 2020. We do not make this decision lightly, however our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, staff and community. If you have an appointment scheduled with us during those weeks, our office will be in touch to help reschedule your appointment. In the case of emergency situations, we WILL have a dentist on call.
If you need emergency dental care, please call Dr. Au’s emergency dental line at 1-925-529-4704.
We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and the guidance from the county, state and the CDC. For now, we will determine on a weekly basis when it is appropriate for us to return to our normal business hours.
Again, please understand that we are making this decision with the health and well-being of our patients, our families, our team and our community in mind. We thank you for your patience during this challenging time and wish all of you continued health.
Sincerely, Amy Au, Barbara Curtis, and the Berkeley Prosthodontics Dental Team
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How often should I have dental exams and cleanings?
Prevention is the key to achieving a lifetime of excellent oral health. In order to maintain your healthy smile, you can schedule dental exams and professional cleanings every six months or as often as necessary.
We understand it can be easy to let dental appointments fall by the wayside when you’re trying to juggle all your family’s obligations. It can also be tempting to put off routine checkups if you know you’re brushing and flossing properly and don’t have any problems.
But that is exactly when you need your routine preventive care – while your teeth are healthy and before anything goes wrong. As much as we enjoy seeing you, we’d rather it not be when you’re experiencing a problem!
Prevention is critical because dental conditions don’t always announce themselves with pain and don't usually become full-blown over night. They often develop and start to damage your tooth structure long before you feel any discomfort at all.
At Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry, we can make things a little more convenient for you by scheduling out your routine exams so all you need to do is show up at our office at the appointed time. Following this semi-annual schedule and keeping up with your appointments is your best insurance against future dental problems.
If you are due for a checkup, please call us so we can arrange a cleaning and exam and take steps to keep your smile in optimal health.