Infection control and precaution protect clients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from proper sterilization — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. Infection control procedure and precautions taken in health care settings are to prevent the spread of disease. You should feel free to discuss Infection control and other topic with Drs. Najjar & Sorber.
Drs. Najjar & Sorber and our entire team follow procedures recommended by several federal agencies for better Infection control like: the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These measures include:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of counter-tops and surfaces
- Sterilization of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.
The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.
Tips for ‘Cavity’ prevention
- Limit frequency of meals and snacks.
- Encourage brushing, flossing and rinsing.
- Watch what your child drinks.
- Avoid giving your child sticky foods.
- Make treats part of meals.
- Choose nutritious snacks.
Factors affecting gum health
- Clenching and grinding teeth
- Poor nutrition