There has been a lot of talk recently about the dangers of aerosol in dental practices.
The threat of infection is by no means a new phenomenon which is why Brockport Smiles has always taken the health and safety of our patients and our team seriously.
This commitment extends from simply dental health to overall health which includes minimizing your risk for viral infection.
What are aerosols?
Aerosols refer to a suspension of solid or liquid particles in a gas, containing bacteria or viruses. They can occur in the presence of bodily fluids such as saliva, blood, and plaque with the use of certain equipment and technology used in some dental treatments.
How Your Dentist is Keeping You Safe
Brockport Smiles will always put their patients first whether or not there is a pandemic. Reducing the risk of viral infection has always been a concern and priority and it will continue to be. These are unprecedented times and being worried about aerosols is a valid concern.
In addition to using the standard protective equipment such as masks and gloves, we’ve also employed the use of isolate mouthpieces and air sanitizing purifiers.
Isolate mouthpieces are scientifically proven to act as an effective barrier to the airway preventing aspiration of foreign bodies. The Isolite is an illuminated mouthpiece that provides comfort for the patient while receiving dental treatment along with isolating multiple quadrants of the mouth and protecting the airway. This essentially means that it significantly reduces the chance of inhaling a viral particle and thus decreases the risk of contracting a viral infection from any of our procedures. During trial studies, the Isolite mouthpiece has shown to be more effective in the protection of dental aerosols in comparison to high volume evacuation mouth suctions and rubber dam barriers. The isolate mouthpieces are worn during treatment and made for a variety of ages from child to adult for a secure fit.
Minimizing the risk of infection has been our priority even before the current coronavirus pandemic which is why we’ve been using Isolite mouthpieces for years. We invite you to check out our Brockport Smiles Safety Procedures page on our website to learn more about how we are keeping our patients smiles and health safe.
By Brockport Smiles
August 28, 2020
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