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 8/20/2019 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
|Dental sealants are a thin, plastic coating that's painted on the part of your tooth in the back of your mouth that you chew your food with. This is a simple, painless procedure as it's just a liquid that's painted on your tooth where it then hardens.
Although you may not have heard of this procedure before, it's been around since the 1960's. It's continued over the years because studies show that sealants are both safe and effective.
Why You Should Consider Getting SealantsOne of the most important reasons why you should get dental sealants is to prevent your tooth from decaying. While you may argue that there's fluoride in your toothpaste and the water that you drink, it's only useful in protecting your tooth's smooth surface. This leaves the teeth in the back of your mouth in need of protection.
This is where sealants come in to cover them and keep the germs and food out. If you have this done before your teeth can decay, you'll save yourself a lot of time and money that would have otherwise been spent on things like crowns, fillings, and caps.
Who Should Get Sealants?As soon as your child's permanent molars come in, they should have sealants put on them. This usually happens when your child is between 5 – 7-years-old. They should also have sealants put on their second permanent molars, which will come in when your child is between 11 – 14-years-old. Additionally, if we notice any pits or grooves in your teeth over the years, we'll recommend getting sealants there and then too.
How Long Sealants LastYou should expect sealants to last around 10 years. However, it's important that we check them regularly to make sure they don't chip or wear away. If we notice anything wrong with your sealants, we can repair them simply by adding more sealant.
This is why you should maintain routine dental appointments with our office. If you don't already have an appointment scheduled, make sure you give us a call to set one up today.
Our Family Cares for Everyone in Your Family
Home | About Us | Dental Services | Sleep Medicine | For Patients | Dental Blog | Contact Us | Meet Dr. David Frausto, DDS | Meet Dr. Jarred Hanley, DMD | Meet Dr. Montana Skyler, DDS | Meet Kaylan Huber, DMD | Meet Candice Good, RDA | Our Dental Team in Prescott Valley, AZ | Our Dental Team in Prescott, AZ | New Patient Forms | Dental Emergency | Insurance & Payments | Dental Technology | Press Release | Testimonials | General Dental Care | Restorative Dentistry | Cosmetic Dentistry | Limited Orthodontics | Oral Surgery | Biomimetic Dentistry | Pediatric Dental Services | Sedation Dentistry | Laser Dental Treatment