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 7/10/2018 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
|The mouth is the gateway to your digestive tract, so it should be no surprise that your oral health can point to possible digestive problems. These are some of the most common.
Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseInflammatory bowel diseases include Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Some patients experience sores in the mouth, as well as inner cheeks and gum tissue that appear swollen. Certain medications used to treat the condition can also result in oral fungal infections like thrush.
Your dentist may be able to identify symptoms of IBS when looking in your mouth, but if you already know you have the condition, you also want to make sure he is aware. Some patients use steroids for treatment, which could impact dental procedures. Since steroids impact the body's response to stress, complications like a quick decrease in blood pressure could result.
JaundicePatients with jaundice, which is a condition that causes yellowed coloration due to an increase in bilirubin, may notice impacts with their oral health. Results may include a yellow tinge underneath the tongue and on the soft palate. Once the condition is treated, the coloring should return to normal.
Acid RefluxIf you experience acid reflux or heartburn regularly, you might notice a burning sensation or bad taste in your mouth. This increase of acid in the oral cavity can have damaging effects on your teeth, specifically on the enamel. Likewise, frequent use of bismuth or antacids could cause a black, hairy tongue.
Fortunately, your dentist may be able to prescribe specialized rinses or fluoride treatment to try and keep your teeth healthy.
If you suffer from digestive issues, it is especially important that you visit your dentist regularly. Our dental team is standing by and ready to address your dental needs. Give us a call today to set up your appointment.
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