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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/

Where Sugar Sensitivity To Your Teeth Could Come From


Posted on 7/10/2019 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
Where Sugar Sensitivity To Your Teeth Could Come FromThere are many different reasons for a person to suffer from tooth sensitivity. It is a sign of a few different problems with your teeth. If the cause of your sensitive teeth is a sugar sensitivity, you may think you know what caused it.

You picture the days of your youth gobbling down all the candy you can get your hands on. As an adult, you should ask yourself is that what caused your sugar sensitivity or is something else to blame.

What is It?
Sugar sensitivity is a condition where you feel a sensation in your teeth when you eat something sweet. It does not necessarily mean that you eat too much sugar. It can happen no matter how much sweet food you eat. The amount of pain or sensation a person feels will vary.

Causes of Sugar Sensitivity

It is possible that you can develop sugar sensitivity over time. Exposer to highly acidic foods and brushing too hard can lead to issues with sensitivity. These things can remove the enamel on the front of teeth. That exposes the inner parts of the tooth and can lead to those feelings of pain when irritated. If the enamel is exposed, sweet foods can easily cause the sensitivity.

What to Do About It
If you suffer from sugar sensitivity, you can take some steps to help. Turn to a soft bristled toothbrush. This can prevent you from wearing down the enamel. Don't brush too hard. There is such a thing as brushing too hard or too long. Take it a little easier. Use a desensitizing toothpaste. These products have ingredients that will reduce the sensitivity of the teeth.

The best thing you can do is to prevent the sugar sensitivity from happening. Learn how to properly brush your teeth and make sure you have the right kind of toothbrush. Avoid foods that can damage the enamel.

Taking these steps can help prevent any problems with sugar sensitivity.

For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
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