Being unconcerned about following proper hygiene makes you unaware of the way you may be transmitting harmful germs. This is demonstrated by the way some people quickly sneeze or cough without covering the lower part of their face. There are also those who do cover their noses and mouths, but forget to wash their hands. This habit is highly discouraged in health centers to avoid the spread of bacteria that cause patients to become ill.
Here at Belmont Dental Care in Scottsdale, AZ, our staff is very conscious of infection control standards. We make sure that you receive effective dental treatment, not disease that could worsen your condition. Here are infection control standards we strive to live by in our office:
1 Heat Sterilization
Our dental staff sterilizes every instrument we use to destroy all microorganisms, including bacterial spores, which could pose harm to you and your family during your dental procedure. It is our practice to disinfect dental utensils and equipment after each patient to make sure no bacteria is transferred from one patient to another.
2 ADA-Approved Disinfectants
We only use disinfectants and sterilants that the American Dental Association (ADA) endorses so you can be assured of safe sanitation practices. We also follow the rules set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to carefully decontaminate solid surfaces and sterilize dental equipment for your use.
3 Barrier Techniques
Our dentists wear protective clothing such as reusable gowns, disposable masks, and eyewear to prevent exposure to body fluids. We change clothing and masks when soiled, and place them in properly labeled containers. This minimizes the chances of germs spreading from spattered body fluids and mucus. We wash hands and change gloves after contact with every patient, so we don’t contaminate you with exposure to mucus and bacteria.
We do our best to take care of your oral health concerns while making sure you aren’t exposed to any dental diseases in our office. Contact us now for an appointment and visit us for an examination of your teeth and gums. We will help you achieve optimal dental health and a beautiful smile!