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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/

Meditation Can Improve Your Oral Health


Posted on 8/20/2017 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
 Stress Bradshaw Family Dental AZ 86314
Stress does a number on all parts of your body, including your teeth. Between the potential of you clenching or grinding your teeth, and the increased acidity of your mouth when you get stressed out, your teeth can get weaker or hurt by stress.

If you want to cut down on your stress, you may want to consider daily meditation. It can help keep your blood pressure down, help you remain relaxed, and help protect your oral health.

How You Can Add Meditation Into Your Daily Routine

Daily meditation doesn't mean you have to spend all day meditating to get a benefit. Taking even just five minutes per day and dedicating it to meditating can make a significant difference. A lot of people meditate without even realizing they are doing it.

Taking a two-minute elevator ride where you take a few extra deep breaths can help you. Saying daily affirmations to yourself can also help. You can decide the best form of meditation for you.

Taking even a few minutes per day can reduce the effects you feel when it comes to stress. This can reduce how much you unconsciously grind or clench your teeth at night, and even how off your mouth's pH level is each day. Don't think you need to spend hours cross-legged on the floor just to get the benefits. A small bit of time can make a large difference.

If you are under a lot of stress, make sure your dentist knows this at your next appointment. The teeth of people who face a lot of regular stress often show the effects. Let them keep a close eye on your teeth so that anything that is damaging can be corrected sooner, rather than later. Keep your dentist in the loop so that you can have healthy teeth that last you a really long time.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (928) 277-0076 today.

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