How We Protect Your Health at Northcutt Dental Practice
How many times a day do you think you wash your hands? We’ve all become more diligent about preventing exposure to germs. Some sources say we’re washing our hands too much, but the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say hand washing is the best way to avoid the spread of infection and illness. Their web site even has hand-washing guidelines for the home and workplace. (http://www.cdc.gov/features/handwashing/)
The CDC, American Dental Association (ADA), and even the World Health Organization (WHO) also have strict cleanliness and sterility guidelines for dental practices. Their studies have shown that there’s very little risk of patients getting infected from their dentists, but there is risk to dental professionals from their patients.
Cleanliness in Our Dental Office
I want to tell you about the sterile processes we use in our dental office to protect everyone—our patients and our team—from exposure to infection or disease. If you’ve visited our office in Fairhope, Bay Minette or Mobile, then you’ve seen us unwrap sealed instruments, wash our hands and use gloves and masks when we work on your mouth. But there’s much more to ensuring a sterile environment.
At Northcutt Dental Practice, we follow or exceed every guideline and regulation set by both the federal government and by the state of Alabama. We use antibacterial soaps and disinfectants on our hands and every surface in your treatment room before your appointment. We wear gloves and masks even for the most basic exams. All of our instruments are cleaned and sterilized according to the guidelines set by the CDC. And our equipment is regularly inspected by state regulators to certify that they’re working properly.
We’re committed to your total health and wellbeing. Our clean and sterile Fairhope, Bay Minette and Mobile dental offices are our first and most important step in taking care of you! If you have any questions about our office practices, please just ask us!