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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!

Best Reason to Put Your Toothbrush in the Dishwasher


Posted on 11/23/2017 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
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Many people think dishwashers are just for cleaning dishes, but this is not true. You can use a dishwasher to sanitize many things, including your toothbrush.

Although putting a toothbrush in your dishwasher is one good way to sanitize it and keep it clean for as long as you can, there are other ways to clean them. Here is more information on cleaning and keeping your toothbrush clean.

Avoid Sharing Your Toothbrush with Anyone

As much as you trust someone else in your family, such as your spouse or your children, you should still never share it with anyone else, ever. Sharing a toothbrush with others can cause bacteria to go into your mouth. When you get bacteria in your mouth, this can make you sick and ruin your teeth.

Rinse Your Toothbrush Well

After every use of your toothbrush, it is important for you to rinse it thoroughly. Rinsing it well will get off all of the remaining debris and food particles as well as the toothpaste you used. By rinsing your toothbrush well, you are also rinsing off all of the bacteria that you brushed off your teeth.

Keep Your Toothbrush in an Open Container

You never want to keep your toothbrush closed up or leave it where there is any moisture because where there is moisture, there are microorganisms that cause bacteria. Make sure to keep your toothbrush out in the open and dry.

Replace Your Toothbrush Every Few Months

Replacing your toothbrush every three to four months is a good idea. If you continue to use an old toothbrush, you could end up putting bacteria back in your mouth. Not only will bacteria ruin your teeth but it can also make you sick.

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

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