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As this newest challenge continues to unfold with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we wanted to give you an update. First, we are currently maintaining our regular schedule. As of now, the Arizona Department of Health Services is not recommending closure or modification. We will continue to closely monitor information from the CDC and AZDHS and follow their recommendations. We will keep you up to date on any changes we may have to make via emails, our website, and social media.

Second, we would like to give you some insight into our practices to keep our team and patient family safe and comfortable. Dentistry is uniquely positioned to protect our team and patients. On a daily basis, we practice ‘Universal Precautions.’ This means we ALWAYS assume that every patient may be carrying a contagious, dangerous disease and we follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, including Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, HIV, AND COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This has been standard of care and regulated by the Centers for Disease Control since the 1980s with the AIDS

These measures include:
1. Strict hand hygiene protocols.
2. Use of single use disposable protective equipment and barriers.
3. Thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit.
4. Disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments. Routine monitoring of sterilization verification.
5. Continual education on infection control techniques.

In addition to these mandated measures, we have also implemented:
1. Disinfection of common area surfaces every 30 minutes.
2. Availability of hand sanitizer in common areas.
3. Screening everyone who enters based on CDC recommendations.
4. Pre-procedural mouth rinse.

We are happy to address any concerns you may have. We will continue to care for our patient family during this time following all best practices and will monitor CDC guidelines for any new recommendations.

Thank you for being a part of our family. Thank you for allowing us to care for you and your family. Please know we are here to support you and help you in any way that we can.

In good health,

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Benefits of Using Salvador Persica Twigs for Oral Hygiene

Posted on 4/26/2021 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
Benefits of Using Salvador Persica Twigs for Oral HygieneThe twig from the Salvador Persica tree is commonly known as miswak in the east. It has been used to clean teeth for thousands of years and is said to contain anti-bacterial properties to curb the formation of plaque and tartar.

Several scientific studies have concluded that the twig of Salvador Persica twig contains anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, anti-plaque, anti-oxidant, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties too. In eastern parts of the world, its use for oral health and hygiene is considered to be more effective than brushing teeth.
It is an inexpensive, chemical-free, natural alternative to toothbrushes and can either be used in twig form or in its powder form.

The benefits of using Salvador Persica twigs for oral hygiene are as follows:

Prevents the Growth of Bacteria

The results of a lab study have shown that Salvador Persica twig inhibits the growth of “Hemophilic influenzae, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, and Porphyromonas gingivalis,” bacteria that are responsible for oral infections and diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. Using miswak for 10 minutes for brushing teeth reduced the growth of these bacteria and was found to be especially effective against Porphyromonas gingivalis, thereby protecting our teeth and gums from gingivitis.

Whitens Teeth

Miswak was used in the ancient Arabian and Chinese civilizations to whiten and polish teeth. Research has shown that the silica contained in the sap of the Salvador Persica tree is said to be abrasive and is effective for removing stains from the surface of teeth. Moreover, the high concentrations of chloride in miswak along with calcium helps to remove stains and restore the enamel for whiter looking teeth.

Fresh Breath

The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of miswak kill the bacteria in our mouth and saliva. These bacteria and fungi are responsible for the bad breath and bad taste in our mouths. Regular usage of miswak kills these bacteria and fungi and helps to neutralize the pH level in our mouth. This removes odor from our mouths and leaves us with a minty fresh breath.

Some other benefits of Salvador Persica twigs include:

•  Prevents gum diseases
•  Prevents tooth decay
•  Prevents plaque build-up
•  Prevents cavities

Visit us at Bradshaw Family Dental and speak to Dr. David Frausto and Dr. Cheryl Ligon to learn how to use Salvador Persica twig effectively for your oral health and hygiene.

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