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Prevent COVID-19 with Proper Hand Washing

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We have all heard the basic steps for preventing coronavirus by now: wash your hands, stay at least six feet away from other people, cover coughs and sneezes, etc. But why is washing your hands so important, and how can you ensure that you are doing it properly to avoid infecting yourself and others?

Proper Hand Washing Technique

Firstly, the length of time that you spend scrubbing your hands is important. Coronaviruses are enveloped in lipids, or fat, which regular hand soap can easily break down. Once the outer layer of the virus is destroyed, it can no longer spread or infect anyone. Soap also makes your hands slippery, which helps to pry germs off of the hands so they can be washed down the drain.

However, soap needs enough time to break down the lipid layers, and simply putting soap on your hands and washing it off right away doesn’t give the soap enough time to do its job. You also want to make sure that you are not only cleaning your palms, but in between your fingers, the back of your hands, and your thumbs as well.

Wash Often

It may sound elementary, but studies have shown that many adults don’t wash their hands properly or often enough. You should wash your hands after you use the restroom and before you eat, but also after taking out the trash, handling pets and pet food, and after blowing your nose or coughing or sneezing into your hands.

It’s also wise to wash your hands after you have been out in public and touched things like door handles, shopping carts, gas pumps, and self-checkout machines. It’s especially important to wash your hands after you do this and before you touch your face, especially around your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Prevent the Spread of Disease

One of the best things you can do to prevent the spread of coronavirus is to wash your hands thoroughly and often. Scrubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds with any liquid or bar soap and then drying them with a clean towel can go a long way in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. If you can’t get to a sink, using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol also works well to kill viruses like the coronavirus.

Stay Healthy!

Hand washing has always been an important part of our sanitation routine at Romeoville Dental Center in Romeoville, IL. We look forward to seeing all of our patients again soon and promise that our office will be clean and disinfected for enhanced safety.

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Testimonials

 

Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.