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Health Safety Protocols
Prescott Valley, AZ

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To Our Valued Patients at Surprise Smiles,

Welcome! We are open, looking forward to seeing returning patients, accepting new patients, and operating under normal business hours! The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDS) is still not recommending any type of closures or modification in hours. We will continue to monitor information coming from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and AZDHS and keep you apprised of any changes or updates. We will stay on top of this information and bring it to you as soon as possible through our website, email, and social media.

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, our dentists and dental team want to assure you that we are continuing to do our best to make sure it a priority that we are following the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC, specifically as they relate to the dental industry. We value keeping our patients and staff members safe and comfortable.

As part of our daily standard health and safety protocols, our office follows ‘Universal Precautions’ in order to protect our patients and our staff. These are precautions we have always taken, and are not new. By taking ‘universal precautions’ means we always assume that anyone could potentially be carrying a contagious and dangerous disease. We therefore follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, be it COVID-19 (Coronavirus), hepatitis, tuberculosis, HIV, or any other disease. This has been a standard of care we follow, per the CDC, in regard to blood borne pathogens.

These measures include:
•  strict hand washing protocols
•  use of (single use) disposable protective equipment and barriers
•  thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit
•  disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments and routine monitoring of sterilization verification
•  continued education on infection control

Image of a dentist with a mask covering, so she is safe, and follows health safety protocols at Bradshaw Family Dental.Specific to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have added in additional precautionary and cleaning measures including:
•  disinfecting common surface areas every 30 minutes
•  providing hand sanitizer in common areas
•  screening everyone who enters our offices based on CDC recommendations
•  offering preprocedural mouth rinse

As state and national health and safety regulations change and evolve during these times, Surprise Smiles is dedicated to monitoring and evaluating our dental practice and office space for any potential risks as we serve our patients and community. We strive to maintain an approach to our dentistry services that is both safe and beneficial to everyone we serve.

We strive to provide a safe, healthy, comfortable, and relaxed environment for everyone that comes into our dental office. We follow the American Dental Association’s Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19 in regard to safe office procedures, workplace hazards, and making decisions for best office practices. We stay informed on recent information given to dentists in this regard, as well as keeping up to date with any changes recommended by the CDC.

Please let us know if you have any questions in regard to our health and safety protocols here at Surprise Smiles. We recognize that it can be challenging during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. We all want to get back to our normal lives, and we will be able to do so, in a safe, wise, and healthy manner. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have in regard to our dental practice health and safety protocols, cleaning, and disinfecting procedures we follow.

Thank you for continuing to be a valued patient here at Bradshaw Family Dental. We look forward to continuing to serve you and your dental needs through the various services we provide for you, from preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants and more!

Tooth Pain and Running

Posted on 11/25/2015 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
A woman suffering from tooth pain.Running can be hard on your body, and it is common to feel strains, sprains, and other problems with your aching joints and muscles after your runs. However, what about tooth pain? If you are experiencing excruciating tooth pain as a result of your running plan, it is important to understand why this pain sometimes occurs and what you can do to manage it.

What it Might Feel Like
Tooth pain while running can range from a dull ache to a sharp, stabbing sensation. Some runners also experience pain around the ears and jaws, and hot weather conditions could cause the symptoms to worsen. It is thought that when the feet hit the ground, the vibrating impact could affect an underlying dental condition, or if you were to have food lodged between your teeth, you could be experiencing discomfort. This pain could be the sign of anything form a cavity to a crack in your teeth.

Grinding and Sinusitis

Two other major factors in tooth pain and running include grinding and sinusitis. Many people grind their teeth while they exercise, and as we dig deep to push ourselves to continue forward, we clench and rub our teeth together. This can be a major contributing factor to tooth pain, and if you grind your teeth at night while you are asleep, you could cause wear that worsens when running.

Sinusitis is also a known cause of tooth pain during running. This condition results in inflammation of the sinus cavities, and it can sometimes cause the nostrils to plug up. The sinuses are typically filled with air, but when they become filled with germs and fluid, these things can cause an infection. If you experience chronic sinusitis, you can contact your dentist or doctor for treatment options, as saline nose drops and other nasal decongestants can be helpful in controlling your symptoms and possibly reducing your tooth pain while you are running. For acute cases, antibiotics will likely be prescribed.

What You Should Take Away from this Pain

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain when running, take this as a sign that you need to make an appointment with your dentist. He or she can perform a checkup to see if there is a cavity, abscess, or hidden infection that might be causing your pain.

There are a few other techniques that you might want to try when that painful feeling sets in, especially before you are able to see your dentist:

•  Stop running as soon as you experience pain to take a swig of water. Rinse the water around through your oral cavity in order to loosen up any food particles that may have become lodged between your teeth.
•  Take a few moments to massage your jaw and facial muscles with your fingers. This could help to loosen things up.
•  After your run, use a mirror to inspect your mouth. See if you can determine the area or tooth that is causing you pain.
•  Use an over-the counter topical anesthetic to help with pain relief. This will numb the area so that you can feel more comfortable. Tylenol or Advil can also be helpful for pain control.
•  Work on your breathing techniques and try to be aware about your teeth positioning while you run. Are you clenching your jaw, or are your teeth slightly apart? If you feel that you are clenching while you run, consider investing in a mouth guard to protect your teeth.

Do you need more information about how to keep your teeth healthy when running or participating in other athletic activity? Feel free to contact our office to set up an evaluation.

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