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Health Safety Protocols
Prescott Valley, 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!

Top 5 tips for Healthier Smiles


Posted on 10/25/2021 by Candice
Top 5 tips for Healthier SmilesDid you know that there are 5 things we can do to promote a healthier smile? It's true! The tips below will help reduce tooth sensitivity, remove plaque and food particles from your teeth, and improve gum health. 

Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste


Fluoride is an important part of promoting a healthier smile. It strengthens the tooth enamel, reduces plaque and food particles on teeth, and prevents cavities from forming! However, brushing too hard or for too long can wear away at your tooth enamel and cause more damage than good. Aim for a soft touch when brushing!

Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from your teeth


Plaque is the sticky substance that forms on our teeth when bacteria combine with leftover bits of food. If it isn't removed, plaque can lead to cavities, tooth decay, gingivitis (inflammation or infection of the gum tissue), bad breath, and even tooth loss! Flossing is one of the best ways to remove plaque from your teeth, so make sure you're flossing daily!

Eat an apple every day!


Apples are a healthy and tasty snack that can help promote healthier teeth! The high fiber content of apples acts as a scrub to remove plaque from your tooth surface. They're also full of vitamin C, which helps fight bacteria in the mouth and promotes strong teeth! So eat an apple every day for better oral health!

Drink water!


Did you know that drinking water is good for your teeth? It flushes out bacteria and food particles from your mouth, reducing the risk of cavities and tooth decay. Aim for about six to eight glasses of water a day, and you'll be on your way towards stronger teeth!

See your dentist regularly!


Regular dental checkups are essential to promoting a healthier smile! Your dentist will clean and polish your teeth to remove plaque and food particles from the surface at each visit. They can also assess gum health after looking at x-rays of your mouth. If you're experiencing problems with tooth decay, gingivitis, or other oral health concerns, your dentist can help!

We hope these tips help you maintain a healthy smile and enhance your confidence. If you have any more questions, please see us at our office for an assessment or contact us to set up an appointment with one of our dentists. Our team is here to serve the community, and we want to make sure that everyone has access to quality dental care!
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