With 92% of U.S. adults experiencing some form of tooth decay, it’s safe to say that the dental profession is a busy one. Whether you love or loathe the dentist, we all know we need to visit our local dentist every six months for a checkup. If you’re like us, we can snap our fingers and instantly think of five other things we’d rather do than visit the dentist, but we always leave with a wide smile and healthier teeth. We applaud dentists – the dentists who choose us for their dentist safety glasses have told us quite the stories, and we know it’s certainly not an easy profession!

As a dentist or dental hygienist, you need to be able to see just where those cavities are forming and that plaque is building, all while staying germ free with rubber gloves and dental safety glasses. Bifocal safety glasses are ANSI Z87.1-2003 certified to ensure your eyes are protected from infection and germs, while giving you the magnification to more effectively view your patient’s teeth. The easier your job is on you, the easier it is on your patients and their teeth, helping your office stay successful for years to come!

Dentist safety glasses are a must in your profession, and you follow all of the dental hygiene musts to the letter – and then some! But what about us patients? What can we do to help our dentist make hygiene a priority? Here’s how:

  • Refrain from visiting the dentist when you’re sick – whether it’s a small cold or a stomach flu.
  • Try not to touch more than you need to. It’s important that your dentist’s office be as squeaky clean as possible – both for your own teeth and the next patient!
  • Tell your dentist about any cold sores or cuts in your mouth. That cut inside your mouth may not seem like a big deal to you, but your dentist needs to know about it.
  • Brush and floss before your dentist visit. A clean mouth is not only great hygiene, but gives your dentist a clearer picture of your dental health.

Are you a dental professional? We’d love to hear more ways that patients can help increase dentist office hygiene and make those six month checkups a breeze – take off your dentist safety glasses and rubber gloves, and leave a comment to share your ideas. For all of us patients out there, we hope you will do your part to keep your dentist office as squeaky clean as your dentist keeps your teeth!

By | 2017-10-18T13:29:15+00:00 November 10th, 2011|All Posts, Safety Tips|1 Comment

About the Author:

Michael Eldridge is a US Marine Veteran and the founder of SafetyGlassesUSA.com. He's passionate about protective eyewear and promoting vision safety. In his spare time, he enjoys target shooting, fishing, CrossFit, mountain biking, camping with his family and watching Detroit Tigers baseball.

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