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Broken Teeth

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First Aid – Broken Teeth

8-17-20.png Accidents are unavoidable, so knowing how to handle a dental injury until you can receive professional help will definitely make a big difference. Follow these tips below:

Gum Recession Can Lead To Gingivitis

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Gum Recession Can Lead To Gingivitis

8-12-20.png Gum recession occurs when a tooth’s surrounding tissue wears away, leaving gaps between the tooth and gum where bacteria thrives. This can possibly lead to gum disease. Contact our office to learn what treatment options are best for you!

COVID 19 Update- General Dentistry Permitted on May 1st 2020 in Arizona

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At Arrowhead Family Dental and Dentures , we have continued to monitor the situation regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis.  Governor Ducey has issued a state mandate effective, Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 8:00am permitting dental offices to  “perform dental treatments and procedures (examples: general dentistry, exams, x-rays, hygiene, specialized dental care, etc.).”

In order to continue to protect the oral health of our patients, any appointments for routine routine cleanings and/or elective procedures can now be scheduled.  Our practice will practice the utmost care by screening all patients for COVID 19, providing extra space in the waiting room, allowing extra time between patients for disinfection and frequently disinfecting the waiting room.  Dr. Chugg will continue to use his professional judgement to determine each patient’s needs and evaluate the continually changing environment.

Our office hours for dental care are as follows and are subject to change:

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Friday: 7:00am – 2:00pm

For details of what is currently allowed by the Arizona Department of Health, please see the following link: https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/novel-coronavirus/healthcare-providers/waiver-faq.pdf

 

For the continued protection of all our patients and out staff, we are requesting the following if you are seen in our practice for dental care:

  • If you have an illness or are exhibiting symptoms, we recommend you cancel and reschedule your dental appointment. Some illness and symptoms include:
    • a cold or the flu
    • fever or nausea
    • severe headaches or body aches
    • muscle or stomach pain, chest pain or difficulty breathing
    • vomiting or diarrhea
    • active tuberculosis (TB)
    • mumps, measles, chickenpox
    • other contagious disease
  • Please notify our staff before your appointment if you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to one of the countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19 (ex. China, Italy, Iran, South Korea) or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution.

All patients will be required to complete a Medical History Addendum and will be screened for any signs, symptoms, or exposure to COVID-19.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately. The below links provide additional information regarding the coronavirus:

Our team will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with our patients as needed.  We appreciate your continued understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.  We will continue our efforts to keep our practice family safe.

Sincerely,

Arrowhead Family Dental and Dentures
Dr Darren Chugg, DMD, PharmD

COVID-19 Dental care Update- Call for Emergency care

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At Arrowhead Family Dental and Dentures , we have continued to monitor the situation regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis.  Governor Ducey has issued a state mandate effective tomorrow, Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:00am that states “all non-essential or elective surgeries, including dental surgeries, that utilize personal protective equipment or ventilators shall not be performed at any licensed healthcare provider in the State of Arizona.  This order shall remain in place until further notice.”

In order to remain compliant with the mandate and protect the health of our staff and our patients, any appointments for routine routine cleanings and/or elective procedures will be rescheduled for a later date.  Our practice will remain available for urgent or emergency dental care only.  Dr. Chugg will use his professional judgement to determine each patient’s need for urgent or emergency dental care.

Until the state mandate is lifted, our revised office hours for urgent or emergency care are as follows and are subject to change:

Monday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Wednesday: By Appointment Only

Thursday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Friday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

For details on what constitutes urgent or emergency dental care, please see the following link: https://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2020-archive/march/ada-develops-guidance-on-dental-emergency-nonemergency-care

 

For the continued protection of all our patients and out staff, we are requesting the following if you are seen in our practice for urgent or emergency dental care:

  • If you have an illness or are exhibiting symptoms, we recommend you cancel and reschedule your dental appointment. Some illness and symptoms include:
    • a cold or the flu
    • fever or nausea
    • severe headaches or body aches
    • muscle or stomach pain, chest pain or difficulty breathing
    • vomiting or diarrhea
    • active tuberculosis (TB)
    • mumps, measles, chickenpox
    • other contagious disease
  • Please notify our staff before your appointment if you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to one of the countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19 (ex. China, Italy, Iran, South Korea) or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution.

Emergency patients will be required to complete a Medical History Addendum and will be screened for any signs, symptoms, or exposure to COVID-19.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately. The below links provide additional information regarding the coronavirus:

Our team will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with our patients as needed.  We appreciate your continued understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.  We will continue our efforts to keep our practice family safe.

Sincerely,

Arrowhead Family Dental and Dentures
Dr Darren Chugg, DMD, PharmD

A Message From Arrowhead Family Dental and Dentures Regarding COVID-19

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At Arrowhead Family Dental and Dentures , your health and the health of our staff are of the utmost importance. To ensure your health and the health of our staff, we do follow usual universal precautions in our operatories and office. Additionally, every half hour to an hour we wipe down the waiting room and common spaces with disinfectant.

For the protection of all our patients and staff due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus, we are requesting the following:

  • If you have an illness or are exhibiting symptoms, we recommend you cancel and reschedule your dental appointment. Some illness and symptoms include:
    • a cold or the flu
    • fever or nausea
    • severe headaches or body aches
    • muscle or stomach pain, chest pain or difficulty breathing
    • vomiting or diarrhea
    • active tuberculosis (TB)
    • mumps, measles, chickenpox
    • other contagious disease
  • Please notify our staff before your appointment if you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to one of the countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19 (ex. China, Italy, Iran, South Korea) or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution.

If you are healthy, there’s no need to cancel your regularly scheduled dental appointment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately. The below links provide additional information regarding the coronavirus:

Our team will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated information when warranted. Thank you for your patronage.

Arrowhead Family Dental and Dentures
Dr Darren Chugg, DMD, PharmD

2X2 Brushing Method

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2×2 Brushing Method

3-9-20.png You can get your child familiarized with 2×2 method by age 3 or 4. 2×2 means brushing twice a day for 2 minutes each time. When they start young, they will develop this habit as they grow.