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 7/20/2019 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
|Your medication aims to make you feel better, but unfortunately, some have unpleasant side effects. A few of these side effects may be related to your mouth and could lead to dental problems. These are some of the medication classes that serve as major culprits.
AntidepressantsCertain antidepressants have been associated with bone health issues. When your bone health is put in jeopardy, your risk of issues like gum disease, bad breath, tooth decay, implant failure, and oral yeast infections will increase.
Allergy MedicationsAntihistamines can inhibit the production of saliva, which may lead to dry mouth. When your mouth doesn't have an adequate amount of saliva, it cannot adequately wash away bacteria. The result is bad breath and an increased risk of tooth decay.
AntacidsIf you suffer from acid reflux, you need treatment in the form of antacids. Tooth-damaging acid can wear away at your enamel, but when you use chewable, liquid, or dissolvable antacids, you may further contribute to decay. An antacid that you swallow is a better option, as it won't get stuck in between your teeth.
Blood PressureThere are many different types of blood pressure medications, and almost all of them list dry mouth as a potential side effect. These medications can also lead to gum swelling, so it can be harder to clean around the teeth and gum line.
Pain KillersIf you are being treated for a chronic pain condition with a prescription pain killer, you may be at an increased risk for gum disease. Even aspirin can lead to bleeding gums, which gives bacteria an entry point into the soft tissue. Opioids also cause dry mouth and can lead to tooth erosion.
We want to know about any medications that you are taking at your next dental appointment. Call us today to get on the schedule for your cleaning and checkup.
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