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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!

Laser Dental Treatment
Prescott Valley, AZ


Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition that affects many adults in their 30s and 40s. When it first pops up, you may not even notice it. The only indications are inflamed gums and bleeding while you brush and floss (which is often attributed to using too much force). As it progresses, it becomes worse. Bacteria falls below inflamed gums, infecting your teeth, and supporting jawbone. Infection can even spread into the bloodstream, contributing to health conditions that seemingly have nothing to do with your mouth, including diabetes and heart disease. At Bradshaw Family Dental, we strive to provide you with the best oral health care possible, and will do everything necessary to restore your mouth to its former health. To do this, we employ the use of the latest technological advances. One of these technological advances is the use of laser treatment.

Treating Gum Disease


The treatment of gum disease usually requires a deep cleaning, known as scaling and root planing. Scaling removes plaque and tartar (hardened plaque that cannot be removed with regular brushing) from the entire surface of your teeth, both above and below the gum line. A special scaling tool is used to do this and an antimicrobial agent is administered below the gums to kill lingering bacteria. Root planing is then done to remove plaque, bacteria and toxins from the roots of your teeth, smoothing the surface to prevent new bacteria from collecting.

How Does the Laser Help?


The use of laser treatment in dentistry is a relatively new technology, but studies have found that it can help greatly in treating gum disease when used in conjunction with scaling and root planing. Lasers are equipped with different wavelengths to fit specific levels of treatment. It is used to remove inflamed gum tissue from around the root of the tooth in order to allow Dr. David Frausto to begin the scaling and root planing procedures. It may also be used to remove tartar buildup on teeth. Lasers can also be used to clean deep periodontal pockets of infection.

Other Uses for Laser Treatment


Lasers can be used for more than just treating gum disease. They can be used to remove decay from teeth, and prepare them for fillings. The laser can also harden the filling as well. They can also be used for preparing teeth for dental crowns. Laser treatments can be used to whiten teeth. They may also be used to remove questionable lesions for biopsies. Lasers can also be used to regenerate the tissues of bones and ligaments.

Benefits of Laser Treatment


While the use of lasers in the dental office is still fairly new, they offer numerous benefits:
•  Less pain. This means less anesthesia.
•  Stops bleeding right away.
•  Less invasive. Gums do not need to be cut for periodontal treatment. This also means less pain after treatment.
•  More accurate.
•  Less swelling.
•  Can seal deep periodontal pockets.
•  Helps save teeth.
•  Preserves more of the tooth in the instance of preparing cavities for filling.
•  Can help aid those who have a fear of the dental offices.


Using the latest technology allows us to provide you with the best treatment options available. For more information on laser treatments, call (928) 277-0076 today.

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