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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/

How Often Do You Need to Scrape Your Tongue?


Posted on 12/21/2020 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
How Often Do You Need to Scrape Your Tongue?To supplement your dental care routine, it helps to scrape your tongue. If you don't have a scraper handy, use your toothbrush and brush your tongue. The following information will give you further details about how scraping the tongue improves your oral health and how often it should be done.

When and How Frequently Should I Use a Tongue Scraper?


If you want to improve your dental health, scraping the tongue can help immensely. Scrape the tongue after you brush your teeth, once or twice daily, or in the morning or at night. Therefore, it is best to start with flossing, followed by brushing, then scraping. Don't just scrape the middle section of the tongue. Make sure you cover the whole tongue for the best results. Start in the back and move the scraper forward. Rinse your mouth out after you scrape your tongue. Also, rinse off the scraper with water and a mild soap before storing it.

What Other Tools Are Available for Cleaning the Tongue?


While relatively new, you can also use a tongue brush to clean the tongue of bacteria. This tool is designed to clean the small crevices in the tongue of bacteria and residue. Like a tongue scraper, you should start at the back of the tongue and move forward. Again, make sure you cover the entire area of the tongue, not just the middle. Dab a small amount of toothpaste on the tongue brush when you use it. Some toothbrushes are designed with a tongue brush. A toothbrush is featured on one side of the dental tool while a tongue brush appears on the other side.

Make sure you supplement flossing and toothbrushing with tongue scraping or tongue brushing. Doing so will lead to better dental checkups and overall better oral health. Give us a call to set up an appointment for a dental exam and consultation. We can answer any questions you may have about your dental care. Always feel free to contact us with any inquiries or concerns.
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