Dear patients, 

In response to the World Health Organization's Aug. 3 guidance advising that routine non-essential oral health care, including oral health check-ups, dental cleanings and preventive care be delayed, the CDA and ADA have come back STRONGLY disagreeing. 

Good Morning America (GMA) on Aug. 13 reported that the American Dental Association reports dental care can be delivered safely amid the pandemic with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). 

I encourage you to watch this video regarding the response.

I also want to inform everyone that our team is doing everything we can to protect you and our staff. Here is a list of things: 

  • We do a Temperature check/Screening of all employees before entering the office daily. 

  • We are using N95 masks with Level 3 masks over it, face shields, head caps, shoe booties

  • We are certified and have gone through proper training with Enviromerica to meet all standards of OSHA, ADA and CDC

  • We are having patients comply with Social Distancing and limiting the number of people in the Welcome Room to 2 at a time

  • We have installed Medical Grade Air Purifiers in EACH operatory as well as the Welcome Room

  • We have implemented a Non-Toxic High Grade Aerosol Disinfectant in each room that kills COVID-19 safely as well as other viruses/bacteria

  • We have a modified Check-In process with Proper Screening and Temperature checks before entering

  • We are having all patients Pre-Rinse with an anti-viral/anti-bacterial before all procedures

  • We have a safe Autoclave/Sterilization Unit to ensure your instruments are sterile and clean

  • We have trained our team proper Hand Washing and Hand Sanitizing techniques according to the World Health Organization as well as have posters available for our patients. .

  • We are diffusing anti-viral Essential Oils

  • We are continuously keeping updated with the OSHA, ADA and CDA protocols.

Please understand that none of this is easy for us, but we do it because maintaining proper oral health care is extremely essential, we are aware if avoided may affect systemic health. 

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Hi Everyone!

It is extremely important to stay healthy and prevent any kind of oral disease during this time. We've gathered some great tips for you with help from the CDHA to help keep your teeth and gums healthy until your next dental hygiene appointment!

  1. Brush twice a day for 2 minutes, and if you could get a 3rd one in after lunch, even better!

  2. Floss once a day, preferably at night time (or use your preferred Waterpik, soft pick, or proxybrush).

  3. Brush your tongue! Or use a tongue scraper to remove bacteria on the surfaces.

  4. Rinse, preferably with an alcohol-free and Flouride mouthwash, such as ACT, Listerine Zero, Crest Pro-Health Antigingivitis.  Closys is also a great antibacterial product (also found on Amazon)

  5. Stay nourished with a balanced diet. Try to avoid too much processed sugars.

  6. Drink Water! Avoid sugary drinks, energy drinks and alcohol.

  7. Manage dry mouth. Biotene, ACT rinses, lozenges, xylitol gum are all great products to help stimulate saliva and prevent cavities.

  8. Protect your teeth! Use your Nightguards.

  9. Avoid smoking/vaping.

  10. Stay physically active! Per CDC recommendations: 30 min/day, 5 days/week

  11. For those of you with infants, use a clean wet face cloth to swipe your little one’s gums and tongue.

  12. For those of you with toddlers, make it a fun activity. You can have them humm and dance to the song “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” twice, and then hand you the tooth brush to continue. Have them start getting into the habit of flossing after brushing by using a floss pick.

Brush, Floss & Smile, 

Stacy & Kim
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  • Dr. Anna Yi

To our dental practice family, 

I hope you and your families are all doing well and staying safe during this time. I have been hanging out with my little ones - my daughter Kara (6 years old) has mastered professional application of makeup and hair up-do’s on her favorite client, me! My son Brandon (4 years old) has excelled in memorizing all 50 US states and capitals and now he has moved on to countries and its capitals. I miss you all very much as I miss our conversations and hearing your stories about your kids, grandkids, your pets, your vacations… I can only pray it will be soon we get to see you all again!

With the new shelter-in-place, our office re-open date will now be May 4th until further notice. I will be seeing patients only on an emergency basis. 

Per CDC/ADA/CDA guidelines, only the following emergencies will be allowed until further notice: 

  • Conditions that are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain or infection or conditions obstructing airway. 

If you have a dental emergency, please call the office at (510) 794-9122. We will be checking voicemails throughout the day. 

If you have any upcoming appointments during this time frame (even if you were rescheduled previously), you may reschedule either by:

1) Emailing us at, or

2) Texting us at (510) 804-2306.

This is a unique situation for us all, thank you for understanding. 

We will continue to further communicate to you through email, our website, and our Facebook page,

I encourage you to check out our Website blog or our Facebook page to see personal tips from our hygiene team, Kim and Stacy. You are a part of our dental family and your health and well-being is always our top priority. Please remain safe and healthy through this time. 

Thank you, 

Fremont Family Smiles Team

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