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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!

Ways of Overcoming Bruxism



Posted on 4/20/2020 by Candice
Ways of Overcoming Bruxism Bad habits are hard to overcome; there is a reason why they are habits after all. People do things with even realizing it a lot of the time, especially for things such as biting your nails, playing with your hair and fiddling with a pen. Today we will be talking about bruxism, the act of grinding your teeth.

Why People Grind and Clench Their Teeth

For many, grinding and clenching your teeth are a coping mechanism during stressful and uncomfortable situations. People can also end up doing this for the same reason one might bounce their leg; they do it as a fidgeting habit. In more severe circumstances, they feel like they have to do it due to muscle memory.

Consequences Of Bruxism

Putting a lot of abuse on your teeth like this will wear them down and cause damage. In more extreme cases, teeth can eventually crack if the structure of the tooth is weakened enough. This will lead to tooth sensitivity, making it hard to consume things that are hot, cold or even sweet. Other symptoms include jaw pain and loss of sleep.

How To Overcome Bruxism

First, identify why you grind/clench your teeth. Try to catch yourself in the act of doing it and think about why you do it. If it is a coping mechanism, consider training a more positive habit such as deep breaths or even fidgeting with a stress ball or fidget stick. You can also practice stress-relieving tactics; many people recommend yoga as a way to free their minds. If you are grinding your teeth at night, unknowingly, mouth guards are an excellent solution in helping to prevent damage. Mouthguards can be custom made for a fit that is more comfortable. This is especially good for more severe cases of Bruxism. You can also buy over-the-counter mouthguards at a pharmacy. However, they are not as good as the ones we can create for you. Call us today to find out more about how a mouthguard could help stop the effects of your bruxism.
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