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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/
Can Certain Types of Tea Improve Gum Health?
Posted on 7/7/2020 by Candice
Can Certain Types of Tea Improve Gum Health?Around the world, tea is a popular beverage and for good reason. Many teas provide health benefits and relaxation or an energy boost while being free of calories or sugar (unless you add them in). But did you know that tea can contribute to gum health? Today we will be going over how green tea can aid in your oral health.

Green Tea


Green is one of the most popular types of tea there is. It tastes great and has a plethora of health benefits such as lowering the risk of heart disease due to the antioxidants found in the beverage. But it also provides oral health benefits as well- specifically in the improvement of gum health.

There have been studies that show regular consumption of green tea helps fight against gum disease. On top of this, green tea also contributes to preventing conditions that can lead to oral health problems. For instance, green tea has been shown to help prevent type 2 diabetes. Diabetes puts users more at risk for developing oral health problems due to high blood sugar, preventing the body from making enough white blood cells to fight against infections.

The beverage is also shown to reduce bacteria growth in the mouth that cause bad breath, cavities, and oral infections due to the catechins found in the tea. Green tea in addition to this is a natural source of fluoride.

Black tea also boasts many of the same health benefits we went over with green tea. So, whichever one you prefer, you are doing your mouth and body a huge favor!

Checking On Your Gum Health


If you would like to book an appointment with us, call our office during our open hours. It is important to have regular checkups every 6 months to ensure everything is going well!
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