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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!

Milk Can Help in the Prevention of Gum Disease


Posted on 6/22/2020 by Candice
Milk Can Help in the Prevention of Gum DiseaseNothing is quite as satisfying as an ice-cold glass of milk, especially when paired with a wedge of rich, fudgy cake. While we're not going to shame you for the occasional sugary treat, we would much rather you reach for the glass of milk more often than the cake! Milk is packed full of benefits for your oral health, and helping prevent gum disease is just one of the many positives that this refreshing, delicious drink can offer.

Fight Gum Disease with a Glass of Milk


Gum disease isn't just an illness that attacks your mouth; if left untreated, it can cause systemic infection, potentially leading to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Early signs of gum disease include red and swollen gums, bleeding when you brush and floss, and bad breath. Over time, it can lead to permanent damage to your soft tissues and eventually tooth loss. However, what if you could fight off the symptoms of gum disease (also known as periodontal disease or gingivitis) with something as simple as a glass of milk?
Researchers have discovered that certain peptides found in cow's milk actually combat the inflammation-causing enzymes found in the disease-causing bacteria. Furthermore, the lactic acid in milk can also ward off gum disease, leading to a healthier mouth. The added bonus of calcium can't be overlooked: drinking a glass of milk can lead to stronger bones and teeth. With all of these perks, why wouldn't you reach for a glass of milk?
Of course, not all of us can enjoy milk due to allergies or lactose intolerance. Scientists are working on finding ways to add these bacteria-fighting peptides to toothpaste or even a medicine that can be applied directly to the gums.
As for now, though, drink up! That glass of milk can have long-lasting health benefits for your smile. However, it shouldn't be your only line of defense against gum disease; regular dental appointments are also extremely important to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Please give our office a call today to schedule an appointment with a cleaning and allow us to help you prevent gum disease and keep your smile healthy and beautiful!
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