Specific to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have added in additional precautionary and cleaning measures including:
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!
Posted on 1/30/2016 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
|Have you been diagnosed with gastro esophageal reflux disease, or GERD? Sometimes known as acid reflux, the primary symptoms of this condition are regurgitation, heartburn, and an acidic taste in the mouth.
That's because GERD occurs when the muscle that is intended to keep your stomach acid where it belongs doesn't stay closed, allowing acid to escape back up into your throat. Unfortunately, the acid can evaporate and travel back up into your mouth, and once there it can wreak havoc on your teeth.
How Does GERD Affect Your Teeth?Stomach acid is extremely detrimental to your teeth. Unlike the acid produced by bacteria living in your mouth, this acid is produced in large quantities and can affect all of your teeth rather than a small, localized area. Stomach acid will wear away your teeth from the outside, creating enamel that is permanently soft and vulnerable.
Not only will the surfaces of your teeth wear down, but GERD can permanently alter the color of your teeth. As the enamel wears away, the yellow dentin layer will be exposed. At this point, your teeth will begin to appear yellow or brown in color, and they will no longer respond to whitening treatments.
Fixing Your TeethThere are several ways that you can restore your teeth after they have been damaged by GERD. Dental crowns can be placed onto the back teeth in order to restore the chewing surfaces and protect them. For the front teeth, proclaim veneers are a better option, as these restorations can build the teeth back up to their original color and height.
Also remember that it is important to talk to your doctor about your GERD symptoms. Without treating this underlying cause, you will continue to have problems with your teeth. Contact our office for more information.
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