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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

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:

Mouth Guards Reduce Potential Damage for Those Suffering from Bruxism

Posted on 7/31/2017 by Andrew Zeiger
An image of a dental mouth guard.
Have you ever caught yourself clenching or grinding your teeth? If so, that is causing damage to your teeth. It can leave you facing pain, increased tooth sensitivity, and even cause cracks and fractures to your teeth. You should always avoid doing any type of clenching or grinding of your teeth, but it isn't always as easy as simply stopping a bad practice. Many times, it happens when you cannot control it – during your sleep.

How a Mouth Guard Can Help Protect Your Teeth

By getting a professional mouth guard, you have the opportunity to get a piece of technology that helps to hold your teeth into a specific location. This means that your jaw simply will not be able to slide back and forth because the mouth guard will keep your teeth in one place. Plus, mouth guards are made of soft material, often silicone-based materials. This means that if you try and clench your teeth, you will only push down into the mouth guard instead of the opposing teeth. This means that your teeth still have a bit of pressure put on them when you clench, but instead of the full pressure of the opposing teeth, they push into something soft. This greatly reduces the chances that your teeth will get damaged, and can provide you with a stronger and healthier smile for many years to come.

When it is time for you to get a mouth guard, give your oral surgeon a call. They specialize in helping to keep your teeth healthy, and they can help get you set up with a mouth guard that is customized for your specific needs. Plus, before the mouth guard process begins, they can determine if you have any ill-effects of bruxism that need to be treated. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (602) 842-4864.

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15128 W Bell Rd, Suite 12
Surprise, AZ 85374
(602) 842-4864

Prescott Valley
7136 East Pav Way
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 277-0076

Chino Valley
1260 Hwy. 89, Ste. G
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
(928) 589-1776

172 E Merritt St.
Suite F
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 443-1200

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