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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!

Reasons to Get Dental Sealants on Your Teeth


Posted on 8/20/2019 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
Reasons to Get Dental Sealants on Your TeethDental 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 Sealants

One 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 Last

You 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.
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