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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/

What Can Be Done to Reduce the Chances of Implant Rejection?


Posted on 10/10/2019 by Andrew Zeiger
What Can Be Done to Reduce the Chances of Implant Rejection?Dental implants are a great way to take repair different oral issues using technology. They were once used only to replace broken or missing teeth. Today, their application is much more extensive. Dental implants are used to reconstruct bridges, support crowns and even handle dentures. However, implants don't automatically work just because they have been fixed right.

There are times when the body will reject the implants because of a wide variety of reasons. As it is today, the rate of dental implant failures stand at 5%. However, due to the amount of time, resources and energy spent on getting your implants, the most logical choice involves taking as much care as possible. There are practices which, if done regularly, can greatly decrease the chances that the implants will be rejected by the body. They include;

Stop Smoking


Smoking is one of the most common lifestyle choices that can cause your dental implants to be rejected. When smoking, the gums do not receive as much blood as they should. The restricted blood flow causes the gums to heal a lot slower which means that the implants will take much longer to heal. Multiple studies have shown that smoking increases the chances of implant rejection up to 20 percent.

Insufficient Jaw Bone


For the dental implants to be fully secured, they need to be fastened to the jaw bone so that there is minimal movement and also ensuring the implants stay active for years to come. If you don't have sufficient jaw bone, a bone graft is the most likely solution to reduce the chances the implant will be rejected. The new jaw can securely fit the implants without chances of failure.

Oral Hygiene


Keeping up great oral hygiene is also a big aspect of keeping the implants from being rejected. This involves ensuring that you floss and brush your teeth at least twice every day and preferentially with an antibacterial mouthwash which doesn't have alcohol.

If you follow these steps closely, then your chances of having a dental implant rejection will be astronomically low. It's also important to ensure that you keep up with your appointments to see us. If you have any worries or concerns don't hesitate to reach out. We are here for you!
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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

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


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