Standards For Sterilization At Your Local Crown Council Dentist
When you choose a dentist, there are many things to take into consideration. They should be a reasonable distance from your home, offer the procedures you’re looking for and have a style that works with your personality. One key thing to note when researching dentists is how they handle sterilization and infection prevention at their practice. When you visit your Crown Council dentist, rest assured that multiple steps are taken to put your health and safety first. Your dentist works hard to ensure their practice has solid infection control protocols in place.
The next time you are seated in your general dentist’s exam chair, take note of all the ways he or she ensures that your safety is paramount. The American Dental Association has outlined the following ways that dental practices can control infection and prevent the transmission of germs and bacteria:
-Clean and disinfect surfaces of the exam room between each patient
-Properly sterilize instruments between patients
-Dispose of infectious waste properly
-Dentists and hygienists wear appropriate protective clothing such as gloves, masks, gowns and eyewear
-Members of your dental team dispose of old gloves, wash their hands and put on new gloves before seeing any new patient
Maintaining good dental health is important. Brushing, flossing and regular visits to your dentist are a must. Another key factor in your oral health is being aware of how your dentists keep their exam room clean and hygienic.
Feel free to speak with your Crown Council dentist at your next appointment about the infection control protocols they have in place in their office.
(For more information on infection-control practices, visit the Center for Disease Control’s page on oral health practices: http://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/infectioncontrol/. )