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Health Safety Protocols
Surprise, 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!

Can Acupuncture Help to Treat Chronic Dry Mouth?


Posted on 2/27/2016 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
A young man suffering from dry mouth. Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that originated in China and has been used for thousands of years. Primarily used for the treatment of pain, this therapy has also shown other benefits, including the treatment of migraines, osteoarthritis, and even for fertility. Now, research has shown that this method could also be helpful in treating chronic dry mouth.

Acupuncture and Dry Mouth

Research about the connection between acupuncture and dry mouth was published in a 2005 edition of General Dentistry, a peer-reviewed journal by the Academy of General Dentistry. This study indicated that acupuncture is allowing some patients to significantly reduce or even relieve the effects of dry mouth.

This finding is important because the saliva is crucial for the overall health of the mouth, and when dry mouth occurs, saliva levels are decreased. Saliva is the natural defense system of the mouth and also plays an important role in neutralizing acids while rinsing away food particles. When saliva is decreased, patients will be at risk for gum disease and cavities.

Dry Mouth Has Wide-Reaching Effects

When patients fail to get treatment for their dry mouth, their quality of life could suffer. Symptoms include mouth infections, extensive tooth decay, ulcers, and changes in the sense of taste. Difficulty speaking, swallowing, eating, and wearing dentures may also occur.

Typical dry mouth treatment options have generally been short-lived, but studies have found that acupuncture could be a viable option for treating the condition in order to provide long-term relief.

Other Tips for Treating Dry Mouth

In addition to acupuncture, there are other methods that can help to provide relief from these symptoms:

•  Maintain proper oral hygiene
•  Avoid caffeine and alcohol
•  Chew sugar-free gum
•  Increase your water intake
•  Avoid dry and overly salty foods, as well as citrus juices

Regular dental checkups are also important for your long-term oral health. Contact our office to set up an appointment today.
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