When you choose a dentist, you should look closely at their policies, procedures and services to ensure you are getting the best care possible. A dentist office that doesn’t follow rigorous cleaning and disinfecting policies can be a haven for infection. At All Dental Westborough, you can trust us to provide the safe, clean environment necessary so you never have to worry about infections caused from in-office failures.
There are signs to look for at a dentist office to ensure they are doing everything possible to prevent infection;
- Before and after treating each patient, a dentist should scrub his/her hands.
- A dentist should wear disposable gloves and they should be changed after each patient.
- A dentist should wear protective glasses when doing dental work.
- Countertops, chairs and hard surfaces in a treatment room should be wiped down after each patient.
- Instruments should be sterilized.
Types of Infection
There are many different types of infections that can be passed along at a dentist office that is not clean. Respiratory viral infections, herpes viruses, hepatitis viruses, HIV, MSSA and MRSA. Although rare, it is possible to contract serious illnesses at the dentist office. At All Dental Westborough, we follow a strict cleaning regimen so our patients never have to worry about our office being less than perfect.
At Home Procedures
The procedures you follow at home you can also play a role in ensuring you don’t get an infection. Wash your hands before every mean and after using the restroom. Make sure your dishes are clean and sterilized. Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing. If you feel sick, don’t go to work or school. Never share tooth brushes. Brush and floss your teeth daily.
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