Steps Used for Dental Instruments Sterilization

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Steps used for sterilization:

1. Instruments are first cleaned with a disinfectant to remove any remaining debris
2. Placed into an ultrasonic bath where high frequency pressure forms tiny bubbles act on debris to remove it from dental tools.
3. Then are removed and dried before placing in a sterilization pouch which includes a coloured marking to indicate if they have been sterilized properly.
4. The pouches then put through an autoclave which uses a combination of pressure, steam and high temperature for a certain length of time to kill all the microorganisms.
5. After the full cycle is complete and instruments are fully dry, they are removed from the cassette (still wrapped in the pouches) and checked to insure proper sterilization has been reached.
6. Finally, the sterile packs are placed in a clean, dry area until ready for use.

If you have any questions on how your dental office sterilizes its dental equipment be sure to ask at your next visit to your dental office!

Blog By: Joanna RDH
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WHAT CAUSES TEETH SENSITIVITY?

Tooth sensitivity is caused when dentin (softer part of the tooth that lies under the tooth enamel) is exposed. For some, it is not just sensitive, but very painful. Some causes may be receding gums, gum disease, teeth grinding, brushing too hard, poor diet or poor oral health care. Some triggers may be eating or drinking cold, sweet or hot foods and beverages and/or breathing in cold air. If you have sensitive teeth be sure to visit your dentist or dental hygienist for more information and the proper treatment.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL EXAMS

Your dental exam consists of the dentist looking in your mouth and examining things that can affect your oral and overall health. Although you may feel there is nothing wrong many things happening in your mouth you can not see or feel in the early stages whereas your dentist is highly trained to detect. The things that your dentist is looking for and checking are as follows:

* going over your overall general medical history to determine how it affects your oral health

* checking for plaque and tartar and the appropriate dental cleaning needed

* the overall condition of your teeth and mouth

* checking for cracked, damaged or decayed teeth

* examining the state of your gums, checking for gum disease, including gum measurements, 

* assessing previous dental work

* suspicious growths in and around your mouth and tongue

* signs of any oral cancers

* whether you clench or grind your teeth which can cause cracks and wear your teeth down.

* examination of your tongue, roof and floor of your mouth

* TMJ – checking the jaw joints

* checking the condition of the bones in your face, jaw and mouth

* taking of dental x-rays which helps the dentist see between the teeth, check root canals of the teeth, infections and assess previous dental work

* an examination of your neck area, glands and lymph nodes

* checking your blood pressure

Early detection and prevention is our goal. The dentist goes through the findings and suggests the appropriate treatment, appointments and or referrals necessary. Be sure to ask lots of questions so that you can understand your oral health and be a part of making it better.

Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski Dental Office – We Protect Your Smile!

Dentists Brampton