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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!

How Does Tea Stain Your Teeth


Posted on 9/20/2018 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
How Does Tea Stain Your TeethNo one wants to deal with stains. You work hard to remove the stains on your clothes. You try to figure out how to prevent getting more stains.

You may want to take that approach when it comes to stains on your teeth. Learning how tea stains your teeth can help you prevent it and also help you find a way to keep your teeth whiter.

Why It Stains the Teeth

Most people know that coffee can stain the teeth. Coffee is dark and that makes people think it is more likely to stain the teeth than tea is. Tea is actually more likely to stain the teeth than coffee is. This is because tea has a higher tannin concentration. It is the tannin that stains the teeth.

Part of the reason that anything can stain the teeth is because of the structure of the teeth. Although the teeth look like they are completely solid, the enamel of the tooth is actually porous. The enamel of the teeth absorbs the tannins in the tea. Some of this is caught in the teeth and that is what leads to the stains.

How To Prevent It

While it is possible for tea to stain the teeth, that does not mean it has to happen. There are things you can do to prevent the tea from discoloring your smile. The first thing is to realize that the stronger the tea is, the more ability it has to stain the teeth. Green tea contains more tannins than most teas. This makes it more likely to stain the teeth.

Besides limiting the amount of tea and considering the type of tea, there are a few simple things you can do to reduce or prevent the staining. The easiest thing to do is brush your teeth. Twice a day can help remove stains from anything. Brushing right after drinking tea can help more. It is also a good idea to follow a glass of tea with a cup of water. The water can help remove some of the tannins that lead to the stain.

To keep a healthy, white smile, you need to know what can cause discoloration. If you want to learn more, contact the professionals at our offices and ask any questions you have.
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