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Good Sterilization Practice

Good Sterilization Practice

You’re a dentist or an orthodontist; heck, you could even work in a blue chip organisation – but if you don’t sterilize properly, you’re more likely than not, putting your patients or clients’ health at risk.

Bad sterilization practices mean rusty equipment – literally! If you don’t look after your appliances, their lifespan is shortened – costing you more money in the long run and risking your patients’ or clients’ health. Using the right cleaning products, coupled with a good cleaning routine, ensures clean appliances that go further and last longer.

Purified water is one way of sterilizing your appliances. Crystal Medic Purified Water is a high quality, high purity bottled water that is most commonly used in autoclaves, steam sterilizers, critical cleaning, industry and science based organisations. The purified water meets with a host of strict industry standards, as well as having its own in-house and 3rd party checking systems, all to make sure you get the most high quality purified water in the UK and Europe.

Here are a number of ways you can disinfect and sterilize your appliances after rigorous use:

Keep them away from heat. The more heat, chemicals and sterilizing gases you use on your appliances, the shorter their life span. First, carefully disassemble and pre-wash the appliances. This causes any residue left on them to be removed. Ideally, they should be disassembled, washed, dried, and then re-assembled without using any (or many) tools, to preserve the coating of the appliances. Strict attention must be paid to the temperature they are cleaned at, especially plastic appliances. Ideally, do not use temperatures exceeding 45°C or 113°F on plastic products.

Sterile or deionized water, such as the Crystal Medic Purified Water, is recommended for thorough cleaning of many products because of its high purity. Dry each component, also thoroughly, ideally in a warm-air oven, not exceeding temperatures of 45°C or 113°F, especially on plastic items.

Regular cleaning and proper drying of your components minimises the multiplication of bacteria on the appliances, giving them a longer life span and minimising risk to patients’ health.