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Health Safety Protocols
Prescott Valley, AZ


Image of a woman smiling, after having healthy teeth and following health safety protocols at Bradshaw Family Dental.
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!

Facts About Getting Teeth Whitened in Our Office


Posted on 1/10/2020 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
Facts About Getting Teeth Whitened in Our OfficeEveryone wants whiter teeth, and we can help you with that. Yellowing teeth is unavoidable. Whether it's due to age or the foods we eat, it's a struggle to retain white teeth for long periods of time.

While there are over-the-counter methods to whiten your teeth, those methods can cause harm to your teeth. Plus, some are just plain ineffective. Our office does safe and effective teeth whitening so you don't need to worry about causing permanent damage to your teeth.

It Does Not Work For Everyone
Contrary to belief, teeth whitening doesn't work on all types of teeth. This is why it's important to talk to us before trying to whiten your teeth. Some teeth don't work well with certain chemicals used to whiten teeth. Also, people who have veneers, crowns, or fillings may not be suitable candidates depending on their location.

In our office, we will determine if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening and which method will work best for you. In general, most people can benefit from teeth bleaching. Teeth bleaching is a simple procedure that usually only takes one visit to complete.

Protection Is A Must
During a teeth bleaching, we will cover your gums with a protective layer of gel or a rubber shielding. Bleach can be painful to gums so this step is necessary. Next, we will set up a device to hold your mouth open during the procedure. Then, we will apply a small amount of bleaching gel to your teeth and let the gel sit on your teeth for a small amount of time. Finally, we remove the gel from your teeth. Your teeth will be visibly whiter before you came in, however, they may be a little sensitive. Sensitivity should go away in a few hours to a day.

If you're interested in our teeth whitening services, please give our office a call. We can schedule a consultation appointment to see if you're a good candidate for teeth whitening. While you're here, please feel free to ask any questions about how to retain the whiteness of your smile after bleaching. We would love to share any information you need!
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