Various viruses and bacteria colonize or infect the oral cavity and respiratory tract. These organisms can be transmitted in dental settings most often through direct contact with blood, oral fluids or other patient materials and indirect contact with contaminated objects (e.g., instruments, equipment, or environmental surfaces).
Infection Control in the dental practice focuses on the use of sterilization procedures that will be able to eliminate cross-infection from a dental professional to a patient, from a patient to the dental professional and between two patients.
At Smile Care® we follow an international protocol for infection control for the safety of our patients and team members by the use of barriers such as gloves, masks, instrument trays, tray covers, covers of the working surfaces and light handles.
There are a range of instruments used in the dental practice which are disposable and hence control cross-infection inherently. Those which are meant for repeated use are cleaned through a series of steps such as chemical cleaning, biosonic cleaning, heat sterilization, using various equipment and applicable cycles followed by proper handling after sterilization.
Our patients are welcome to take a look at the sterilization area and ask any pertinent questions that they may have to safeguard their health interests.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many types of mouthwash available in the market, which are nothing but mild cleansers use to refresh the mouth. These mouthwash be used as temporary solutions to fight bad breath but the prolonged usage is not advisable.
Dental treatments performed by dental professionals using quality equipment and materials. Along with this, follow-up instructions after treatment results in the betterment and the overall health of the patient, so they need to visit the dentist one or more time. So considering the treatment length and the results obtained the treatment seems little expensive but it is not.
One should visit the dentist at least once in a six-month for regular check-ups. However, if there are problems such as a toothache, bleeding gums, sensitive teeth or any dental problem, we advise visiting the dentist immediately.