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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,

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Things You May Do that Cause Your Own TMJ Pain

Posted on 11/23/2017 by Andrew Zeiger
TMJ Surprise Smiles AZ 85374-2451
There are a lot of things you may do that cause your own TMJ pain. This causes not only problems with your teeth, but with your jaw. By not addressing the TMJ pain that you're in, you're doing more harm than good.

It is important to speak with one of our professional dentists regarding treatment plans for the TMJ that you have, so that you're no longer in pain.

Things That Cause TMJ Pain

These things are things many people do, they might not even notice that they're doing it, when it comes to TMJ pain.

•  Grinding your teeth, whether awake or at night causes more pain in the jaw
•  Clenching the teeth tightly causes further pain in the jaw
•  Arthritis can cause the person to tighten their jaw
•  Stress is a common factor when tightening or clenching the jaw
•  Poor posture can lead to TMJ, which is a big issue that many do not realize
•  Chewing gum causes TMJ in some

Treatment for TMJ

When your jaw is hurting, the only way to relieve the pain is to fix the issue. Some common treatments that can be done at home are as follows:

•  Moist warm heat to the sore, painful areas
•  Soft diet consisting of easy to chew food
•  Exercises with the jaw to loosen it up
•  Relaxing your facial muscles to reduce the clenching
•  Sleeping on your side reduces the tension your jaw is under

Speak with a dentist here at our office regarding TMJ pain that you're experiencing. We can look into the issue further and help you with a treatment plan that works. We provide all of our patients with the best care so that they can have great, comfortable oral hygiene when it is needed the most.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (602) 842-4864 today.


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Surprise Smiles
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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