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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 Yogurt Can Help You Recover from Oral Surgery


Posted on 4/10/2017 by Andrew Zeiger
A woman eating a cup of yogurt.
One of the foods that are great for your mouth year round is yogurt. It provides a lot of calcium for your teeth, and it allows for your mouth to get access to nutrition in a soft, easy to eat manner.

If you recently underwent oral surgery, making sure you have soft foods to choose from is imperative to your ability to eat following surgery. Yogurt should be one of the foods you reach for first. Here are just a few reasons why!

Yogurt Boosts Your Calcium When You Need it Most


Following any type of oral surgery, your body is trying to heal. This could be from a bone graft, or even something more minor like an extraction. The bone surrounding the extracted tooth, or where the graft was placed, needs to heal back up to restore your mouth to a healthy place. By offering your mouth more calcium, it can begin to heal more quickly without pulling calcium from other parts of your body.

Yogurt is Cold and Can Decrease Swelling


After oral surgery, swelling is typically what causes the most pain initially. If you eat cooler foods, it can help decrease the swelling a bit, leaving you in less discomfort. Eat yogurt, cold out of the fridge, or even slightly frozen out of the freezer if you want it to do a little more good.

Yogurt is Easy to Clean Up After


Some foods are more apt to get stuck in surgical areas than others. If you were to eat noodles, the small pieces may get stuck where a tooth was extracted. Yogurt, on the other hand, is not likely to get stuck anywhere. This allows you to eat and clean your mouth with ease.

For more suggestions on foods to eat following oral surgery, contact our office before your procedure. They have a full list of options!

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Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 277-0076

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Chino Valley, AZ 86323
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172 E Merritt St.
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Prescott, AZ 86301
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