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 10/10/2017 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
Acting as the caregiver for an elderly friend or family member means taking on a large number of new responsibilities. One such responsibility is helping to ensure that he or she receives adequate dental care.
There are a few things you should keep in mind when helping maintain the dental health of an elderly friend or family member.
Carefully Inspect Teeth for Signs of Wear or DamageDepending on the condition of your elderly loved one, he or she may not be able to tell you when his or her tooth hurts, or when something feels off. As such, you should pay close attention to the state of his or her teeth, regularly inspecting them to see if there are any developing issues.
Some things to look for are excessive wear, cracks, and chips. In addition, if you notice that a tooth begins to wiggle in its socket, you should have him or her looked at right away. Please call our office, and let us know the situation, and we will clear an appointment for him or her as soon as we can.
Cleaning an Elderly Person's TeethYou have brushed your own teeth all of your life, so you have become accustomed to the necessary motions in relation to your own set of teeth. However, as you will soon find out, brushing someone else's teeth is a skill that must be learned and practiced. You will employ a different set of motions, and so you must make sure that you practice in order to deliver the necessary care to your elderly friend or family member.
Finally, because you cannot feel the pressure in someone else's mouth, be sure that you take care when you are flossing the teeth of an elderly person. Doing so will help you avoid inadvertently injuring him or her.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (928) 277-0076 today.
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