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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!

How to Curb Your Nervous Biting Habits


Posted on 10/19/2020 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
How to Curb Your Nervous Biting HabitsDo you have a bad habit of biting on your nails, on a straw, or on any other object? These nervous biting habits can damage your teeth, so you do want to curb them as much as possible. How can you do that, though? There are a few little tips and tricks you can follow to help get your nervous biting habits under control.

Have the Right Approach


If you truly want to stop your nervous biting habits, you first need to approach it in the right way. First, make the decision to curb these habits. You have to be dedicated to stopping your nervous biting. If you're not, you likely won't make much headway in your attempts to stop this habit. Next, start making a note of when you start biting. You may even want to start a journal. Write down where you were, what time it was, and what you were doing. Put down any information you think may have contributed to your biting, such as whether you were feeling stressed or if you were thinking about something specific. Looking at patterns in these journal entries can give you an idea of when you might be tempted to start your nervous habit, so you can make the conscious decision to not engage.

Use the Right Tools


There are a number of different tools and methods you can use to curb your biting habits. First, you can acknowledge what you feel like doing and then recognize that you don't have to. You don't need to chew on a straw or bite on your nails. You can also try replacing this bad habit with something else. You could squeeze a stress ball or tap out a rhythm with your fingers. Even keeping a stash of healthy snacks like fruits or vegetables could be a replacement. Anything that will help you stop this bad habit. If you've been biting your nails or chewing on things for a number of years, you may have done some damage to your teeth. Be sure to mention it to us at your next appointment. If you don't have one scheduled, give us a call to get you on the books.
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