In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Captivate Dental is urging people to refrain from touching their face. Is it too much to ask?

From picking objects up to turning knobs, we’re touching contaminated surfaces.

The virus can be picked up by our hands and get into the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth that act as pathways to the throat and lungs.

Follow these simple tips to prevent the spread of the virus:

  • Wash your hands with clean soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and help young children do the same. If there’s no access to soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Viruses that cause colds can enter your body this way and make you sick
  • Practise social distancing. Keep at least 1-metre distance between anyone, especially when you’re in public places.

If you have symptoms listed below, call 000 for urgent medical help.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue, and
  • Shortness of breath

We can all help flatten the curve in Australia. Watch this video for more information on protecting yourself from the virus.

At Captivate Dental, we take the necessary measures to keep all our staff and patients safe, while ensuring that high-quality dental services continue to deliver and provide optimum oral health.

Should you have any concerns, please call us on (03) 9553 1249.

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