Disinfecting Products: The Safest Products to Use at the Dentist Office
Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:29:54 PM America/Toronto
In a dental clinic, there is no question that germs are everywhere! Patients are constantly coming in and out, and they expect the area to be clean (as they should!). Your patient Jennifer might have brought in a cold virus, unintentionally of course, but you don’t have confidence that the alcohol-based disinfectant you’re using will work to remove this virus from your office. What if another patient comes in and gets sick? What if you get sick? Is the disinfectant you’re using making a difference?
These questions should all be answered in one solution, and if you’re panicking about the cleanliness of your clinic—it’s time to find another answer. It’s important that you are equipped with the best disinfecting products; products that you’ll feel confident about using.
Most disinfectants are alcohol-based and are poor cleaners, requiring the area to be cleaned before the product is even used! SciCan’s OPTIM 33TB requires short contact times, and you don’t have to worry about cleaning the area beforehand. It is also the right choice when looking to be environmentally responsible, as the main ingredient is biodegradable.
So, we have the solution for you; one that is fast, safe, environmentally-friendly, and economical.
But first, here are four questions you need to ask yourself before investing in a disinfector:
- Does it clean well?
- Does it kill germs quickly?
- How safe is it to use?
- How safe is it for the environment?
All of these questions need a “yes” answer, but is there a solution that answers all of these important needs? Luckily, hydrogen peroxide is the answer. Hydrogen peroxide offers effective cleaning and fast disinfection, two main requirements for cleaning needs in a dental office.
However, on its own, hydrogen peroxide is not stable or practical enough to work. Thankfully, hydrogen peroxide (AHP) was developed to solve this issue and create a more practical solution to disinfection.
AHP is the active ingredient in OPTIM 33TB, using low levels of hydrogen peroxide to produce the perfect potency as a germicide and performance as a cleaner.
So how effective is the product?
Many surface disinfectants only clean, well, the surface! OPTIM 33TB is a product that will remove the toughest viruses such as: Norwalk-like viruses (Feline Calicivirus), the Polio virus, and even the common cold virus (Rhinovirus), which can be killed in a minute! And, all it takes is one wipe to clean the areas you’re concerned about.
A study was also conducted, and OPTIM 33TB outperformed the next best solution (Caviwipes), as the product remained wet on a surface twice the size (4 quadrants).
How safe is the product?
OPTIM 33TB has been listed as Toxicity Category IV, which is the only level set by the strict EPA standard that requires no warning labels. Here are a few other features that make this product safer than ever:
- No VOC’s (volatile organic compounds);
- Non-irritating to eyes and skin (according to criteria established under OECD);
- No added dyes or fragrances;
- No noxious fumes; and
The product is also readily biodegradable, and it is also certified by EcoLogo (Environmental Choice Program).
So what can you use the product for?
OPTIM 33TB can be used for cleaning and disinfecting:
- The entire dental unit, cuspidor, overhead lamp & handles;
- Operatory surfaces, trays, counters, plastics, pens;
- X-ray machines, sinks, cabinet handles; and
- Computer keyboards, doorknobs, bathrooms, telephones, and light switches.
It’s time to clean your clinic with confidence, while knowing that you are saving time, the environment, and maybe your next patient from the common cold! Get rid of germs faster and more effectively, while brightening more smiles than ever, including your own. Check out Dental Brands today, and look to SciCan’s OPTIM 33TB wipes or solution for your disinfectant needs.