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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/

How to Take Care of Your Dentures


Posted on 9/13/2016 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
A pair of dentures floating inside of a glass jar.Getting used to your first set of dentures can be an interesting experience. There are a lot of extra care instructions to ensure that your new dentures last a long time and gives you all the advantages they are supposed to.

Even though you can use them as teeth, they are not as robust and durable as teeth. They can't afford to be dropped or mishandled as they may crack.

Denture Care

One of the best pieces of advice we can give you about how to handle a set of dentures is - always handle your dentures over a folded towel or a sink full of water. If you drop them while brushing them it won't mean a long drop to the hard floor. This can save your dentures.

Make sure to keep them nice and clean, but please, don't use toothpaste to clean them! Toothpaste is designed to take care of real teeth with enamel covering them.

Toothpaste can microscopically damage a set of dentures and cause them to have a much shorter lifespan. Just like with real teeth, you will want to brush your dentures with a soft bristled toothbrush to avoid unwanted wear and tear.

When you do brush them, you will want to brush all the surfaces, not just the part that looks like teeth. By brushing them you are ensuring that plaque doesn't build up on them, the same as real teeth.

Denture Products

Denture cleaning products are usually found right next to the toothpaste and floss in the dental care aisle of the supermarket. Because dentures must be removed at night, it's important to find a good denture solution to store them in.

Denture solutions can rid them of unwanted smells and help in the fight against bacteria. Most dentures can be safely stored in water as well.

Call our office today at (928) 277-0076 to schedule your appointment!

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