Specific to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have added in additional precautionary and cleaning measures including:
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!
Posted on 5/20/2018 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
|Not all toothbrushes are created equally. While it might seem like it shouldn't matter, there are some toothbrushes that are much better for your teeth and gums than others.
You've probably noticed some toothbrushes that say they have multiple lengths of bristles that are arranged in some unique pattern that makes that particular brush the best. Most of that is simply marketing.
The key to toothbrushes isn't in how the bristles are arranged or even in the lengths of the bristles. Instead, it's in how hard or soft those bristles are.
Why Hard Bristles Aren't the BestToothbrushes with hard bristles can irritate your gums and even remove some of the enamel from your teeth. The firmer the bristles are, the more likely it is that they will damage your teeth.
There is a little truth to the fact that harder bristles can remove a little more plaque, but in most cases, the damage they do is definitely not worth it. It's much more important to protect the enamel on your teeth and to make sure you're not hurting your gums.
Softer bristles certainly get the job done. They remove a good amount of plaque, especially if you're using good brushing techniques and brush several times a day.
When combined with flossing and mouthwash, you'll remove a very large amount of plaque and keep your mouth very healthy. Combine that with regular visits to our office for cleanings and checkups, and you'll be fine.
But I Like a Firm Toothbrush!Some people have always used a toothbrush with hard bristles. If you're one of them, you might find that using a soft brush just doesn't feel right. If that's the case, please talk to us about it the next time you're in.
We can help you find a toothbrush that gets rid of plaque, doesn't hurt your teeth or gums, and feels right for you.
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