Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is essential for your overall health. Did you know that dental sanitation products are available to help you do this? These products can help remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth and keep them healthy and sparkling! In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of using dental sanitation products and recommend some of our favourite products!
Personal Dental Sanitation
Finding the best oral health product for your needs can be challenging. Numerous products are available to clean and whiten teeth and eliminate bad breath from your mouth. However, unlike applying a soothing sheet mask, finding and dealing with all the toothbrushes, toothpaste, whitening treatments, flosses, mouthwashes, and other items can be a chore (and sometimes actually painful if you have sensitive teeth).
In truth, everyone should brush their teeth twice daily and floss at least once—but we’re guessing you already knew. Some may debate that an electric toothbrush is better than a regular toothbrush, but it all boils down to sticking to the habit of brushing. Other products (mouthwashes for fresher breath, at-home whitening kits, etc.) are extra and primarily cosmetic. Our tip? The first step in choosing the right dental hygiene products is to look for products with the Australian Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. Here are some of the oral hygiene products that should not be forgotten when dealing with dental care:
- Toothbrush (manual toothbrushes or electric toothbrushes)
- Toothpaste (regular to sensitive gums)
- Dental Floss (water flosser)
- Dental Picks (interdental brush)
- Oral irrigators
- Teeth whiteners
- Tongue scrapers
Professional Dental Sanitation
Despite how hard we try to clean our teeth using a brush, it is almost impossible to do it well. Some plaque or coating is always left on the molars or tongue surface that a toothbrush cannot reach.
The soft white plaque is caused by food remnants, saliva, and oral cavity bacteria that are not harmful in and of themselves. If plaque remains on a tooth for an extended period of time, bacteria initiate chemical reactions that result in various acids (especially when sweet or starchy foods are consumed). The acids erode the tooth surface, causing caries and cavity to form.
This is the very reason why we need to see the dentist as often as possible, or at least twice a year. They act as our two extra sets of eyes to look at our mouth’s hard-to-reach areas and have the right tools and instruments to remove them. Devices for ultrasonic scaling and deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) can only be effective if they are cleaned and sanitised correctly. Here are the things a reliable dental practice has to accurately and effectively uphold your dental hygiene and health.
Dental instrument washers are a highly efficient way of cleaning clinical instruments before sterilisation. These systems, which are more than glorified dishwashers, clean and remove debris from tools using hot water and specialised surfactant solutions to ensure the instruments do not retain any material build-up that could interfere with sterilisation effectiveness.
Using an automated washer can provide more effective and efficient cleaning than other instrument cleaning options and be safer for staff than hand washing instruments.
Dental sterilisers are necessary for any dental practice. Also known as autoclaves, sterilisers use steam to sterilise instruments and equipment at temperatures reaching 270° F. Steam sterilisation of surgical tools and dental instruments is both effective and safe. Sterilisers are designed for safety and infection control and lock when the devices are sterile and dry.
What to consider when selecting your Sanitation Equipment?
One of the most frequently used equipment in your practice is your autoclave. Before purchasing a unit, ensure that the vendor you choose provides a comprehensive product warranty. Although steam is the most commonly used method for sterilising dental instruments, some autoclaves use dry heat to remove moisture from the process. Choose the way that is best for you. It is also critical to keep accurate records of your infection control efforts.
If you want to know more and get a hold of the best instruments and machines you need for your dental clinic, do not hesitate to call us at (02) 8880 7813. Melag Autoclave has the leading brands to offer our customers, from water flossers, disinfectants, and deep clean instruments, to autoclaves and sterilisers. You can trust that what we offer complements your services and budget, making dentists better at performing their procedures for their patients.