ADA Accessibility Information
Accessibility

A
A

A
We are still seeing Emergency Patients
Please call for an Appointment

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/

Can Your Oral Health Point to Digestive Issues?


Posted on 7/10/2018 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
Can Your Oral Health Point to Digestive Issues?The mouth is the gateway to your digestive tract, so it should be no surprise that your oral health can point to possible digestive problems. These are some of the most common.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel diseases include Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Some patients experience sores in the mouth, as well as inner cheeks and gum tissue that appear swollen. Certain medications used to treat the condition can also result in oral fungal infections like thrush.

Your dentist may be able to identify symptoms of IBS when looking in your mouth, but if you already know you have the condition, you also want to make sure he is aware. Some patients use steroids for treatment, which could impact dental procedures. Since steroids impact the body's response to stress, complications like a quick decrease in blood pressure could result.

Jaundice

Patients with jaundice, which is a condition that causes yellowed coloration due to an increase in bilirubin, may notice impacts with their oral health. Results may include a yellow tinge underneath the tongue and on the soft palate. Once the condition is treated, the coloring should return to normal.

Acid Reflux

If you experience acid reflux or heartburn regularly, you might notice a burning sensation or bad taste in your mouth. This increase of acid in the oral cavity can have damaging effects on your teeth, specifically on the enamel. Likewise, frequent use of bismuth or antacids could cause a black, hairy tongue.

Fortunately, your dentist may be able to prescribe specialized rinses or fluoride treatment to try and keep your teeth healthy.

If you suffer from digestive issues, it is especially important that you visit your dentist regularly. Our dental team is standing by and ready to address your dental needs. Give us a call today to set up your appointment.
OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our Family Cares for Everyone in Your Family

FAMILY GRAPHIC2 Bradshaw Family Dental Dentist Prescott AZ DR Zeiger
LOGO BOTTOM Bradshaw Family Dental Dentist Prescott AZ DR Zeiger

Get the Smile You've Always Wanted!
Bradshaw Family Dental
& Smile Design Center

Prescott Valley
7136 East Pav Way
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 277-0076

Chino Valley
1260 Hwy. 89, Ste. G
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
(928) 589-1776

Surprise
15128 W Bell Rd
Suite 12
Surprise, AZ 85374-2451
(602) 842-4864

Prescott
172 E Merritt St.
Suite F
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(928) 443-1200

REQ APT BOTTOM BUTTON Bradshaw Family Dental Dentist Prescott AZ DR Zeiger
ENEWS BUTTON Bradshaw Family Dental Dentist Prescott AZ DR Zeiger
REF FRIEND BUTTON Bradshaw Family Dental Dentist Prescott AZ DR Zeiger
footer maps bradshaw

Home  | About Us  | Dental Services  | Sleep Medicine  | For Patients  | Dental Blog  | Contact Us  | Meet Dr. Aaron Haag  | Meet Dr. Cheryl Ligon  | Meet Dr. David Frausto  | Meet Dr. Kaylan Huber  | Meet Candice Good, RDA  | Meet our Prescott Valley team  | Meet our Chino Valley team  | Meet Our Surprise Team  | Meet Our Prescott Team  | New Patient Forms  | Dental Emergencies  | Insurance & Payments  | Dental Technology  | Press Release  | Testimonials  | Preventive Dentistry  | Restorative Dentistry  | Cosmetic Services  | Limited Orthodontics  | Oral Surgery  | Biomimetic Dentistry  | Pediatric Services  | Sedation Dentistry  | Laser Dentistry

Copyright © 2015-2020 Bradshaw Family Dental and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links