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To Our Valued Patients,

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
epidemic.

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,

Link to article:
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/03/12/opinion/contributors/dentistry-is-well-poised-to-ensure-the-safety-of-our-patients/

Does Celiac Disease Change Your Oral Health?


Posted on 5/24/2021 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
Does Celiac Disease Change Your Oral Health?Celiac disease is one that affects the immune system when it is exposed to gluten. When someone has Celiac disease, the body is not able to tolerate gluten, so the digestive system of someone with the disease can be extremely compromised. If the disease is untreated, someone with Celiac disease may suffer from malnutrition, due to their body not being able to successfully digest the nutrients needed.

Oral Health with Celiac Disease


Celiac disease is not a disease of the mouth, teeth, or gums, but can have a negative effect on the oral health of someone who has it. A common threat of Celiac disease is enamel damage. The immune-mediated reactions of the cells that form enamel, which causes a nutritional disturbance. This then creates white, yellow, or brown spots on the enamel. Another complication of Celiac disease can be chronic canker sores.

These can appear on the inside of the lips, on the tongue or cheek, at the base of the gums, or on the roof of the mouth. Avoiding highly acidic or spicy foods may alleviate discomfort related to canker sores. Celiac disease can also lead to dry mouth. Dry mouth is the reduced production of saliva, creating a higher risk for tooth decay and cavities. Drinking plenty of water or considering saliva substitutes may be helpful for chronic dry mouth.

Our mouth is the gateway for eating, breathing, and drinking, so it is important to consider the effects any illness may have on the mouth and teeth. Daily oral hygiene is important to maintain oral health, no matter what other complications are. If you have a disease or other illness and would like to learn more about how to maintain a healthy mouth, please do not hesitate to call our office.
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