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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/

Lighter Fillings Can Blend in with the Natural Color of Your Teeth


Posted on 8/23/2021 by Candice
Lighter Fillings Can Blend in with the Natural Color of Your TeethWhile most people do not appreciate the news that they have a cavity, we do have good news for you as it relates to the options of how we can treat it. Traditionally an amalgam filling, or silver filling, was used to treat cavities. Amalgam fillings contain a mixture of metals. This type of filling has consistently been the least expensive type of filling with the greatest durability. However, some people do not prefer this type of filling. They may not want to have different metals existing in their mouth. In addition, amalgam fillings are dark in color, and they really stand out when you yawn!

Options for Filling a Cavity with a Lighter Color Filling


Composite fillings are lighter fillings. They can blend in with the natural color of your teeth. For that reason alone, many people choose composite fillings over amalgam fillings.

Composite fillings are made from a combination of acrylic and ceramic resins. This type of filling chemically bonds with the tooth. These fillings can last an average of seven years, but they may last longer in patients who have good oral hygiene.

It is important to check with your insurance company to see what kind of fillings they will cover. Often, we see amalgam fillings covered at a higher rate than composite fillings. However, if you want a lighter filling that will blend in with the natural color of your teeth, we suggest a composite filling even if it costs you more money. The cosmetic benefit only goes up if you need more than one filling.

Make Your Appointment


Give us a call today to make your next appointment. We would be happy to talk to you about different options for filling a cavity.
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