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Dental Care Infections Acquired in the Dentist Chair

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When you go to the dentist, deadly dental care infections are not on your radar, but a number of viruses are lurking around, such as such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV, all of which are contagious.  Dentists do follow infection control measures such as hand washing, clean instruments, wear protective gear, rinsing suction tubes, etc. but often, the disinfection of dental office equipment and tools is overlooked.

The dental chair is used as a clinical contact surface and every single patient who enters the office will use it. The exam chair is regularly exposed to multiple viruses and if not properly cleaned and disinfected, may harm your staff and patients. All surfaces should be cleaned before any patient enters the examining room, including dental chair, dental light, drawer handles and countertops. Often, the product used for effective infection prevention can harm your expensive equipment during the cleaning process, costing the dentist thousands of dollars. That is why 2XL offers products that kill these viruses but do not damage expensive equipment. The products are non-toxic and non-hazardous and are alcohol, bleach and ammonia free. What more, they will not damage vinyl, leather, rubber, acrylics, metals, or electronic panels. 

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