How HOCL can be used in dental practises.

How HOCL can be used in dental practises.

HOCL hypochlorous is used and is a highly effective biofilm remover in dentistry. Not only is this remarkable solution good at cleaning and disinfecting, it also helps heal infection and a preventative method too. Cross contamination and pathogen infection are both significant risks to staff and patients in a dental practice. Their aim is to minimise the risk of infection spread in the safest way possible, whilst being cost effective and fast acting.

A dentist is a high traffic environment, so it is imperative that hygiene standards remain on top form, especially since the pandemic back in 2020. The pandemic has taught all dental practises how quickly viruses can spread from person to person, so in order to eliminate infection as much as possible, you need to start with the basics of excellent hygiene.

 In this article we will learn why HOCL hypochlorous is so useful and needed in the dental industry and what it can be used for.

Why use HOCL hypochlorous?

The reason for using hypochlorous acid is that its allergen free allowing those who suffer with having to refrain from certain products/things don’t need to worry. Ph neutral meaning it safe to use around humans and pets, no PPE required, however it still has the effectiveness of killing pathogens 10x more effective than what is currently used today. Non-corrosive allowing HOCL® to be an aid to sterilising solutions.

HOCL® is multi-functional and can be used for a range of different things withing the dental practice. It offers a medical grade biofilm remover and is 99.9999% effective at killing all known pathogens such are E-coli, MRSA, etc. which is perfect as a disinfectant. There is also no COSHH needed for HOCL® or PPE. It is safe to spray, wipe or use in fogging systems.

The high performance of HOCL® in efficacy and safety tests is quantifiably superior to older technologies like hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide (H202), otherwise known as bleach. Down to the ground-breaking technology that stabilises HOCL hypochlorous over recent years, the benefits for the dental industry are now being widely recognised for many different uses.

HOCL® for healthcare environments such as dentists gets to work in seconds so is much more practical for busy, demanding, and high turnover environments. It can also be available in a range of sizes and formats to suit any environment and application. For example: spray, atomisers, deodorisers, waterline solutions and more.


Why should the dental industry use HOCL hypochlorous?

Traditional approaches in the dental industry for biofilm removal demand that dental practitioners perform complicated, multi-stage cleaning processes. Toxic chemicals are often used to clean dental equipment which means the waterlines need to be flushed out multiple times after the clean process to ensure that the waters aren’t contaminated and poison patients. This is a timely, expensive, and a risky process that needs to be done cautiously.

HOCL hypochlorous can replace several clinic purchases which will save money and space in the practice. HOCL hypochlorous replaces disinfectants which includes: surface disinfection wipes; hand sanitizers; and dental waterline, impression, and endodontic disinfectants.

Due to HOCL hypochlorous having a low chloride content and neutral pH, it will not corrode your dental patient chair or equipment

Water lines problems that HOCL® can solve!

Several studies have shown dental chair water is frequently contaminated with large numbers of different micro-organisms such as: bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses which can easily be spread from patient to patient. On average a dentist can see between 8-16 patients on general 8 hour day. That’s 8-16 chances to spread infection or viruses.

Water remaining stagnant in the chair for long periods of time creates ideal bacterial and biofilm growth conditions which can be hard and costly to treat.

Microbial contamination in this area has multiple sources: 

  1. Water supplied to the dental unit (even sterile/filtered water does not provide protection against biofilm and bacteria growth).
  2. Dental waterline tubing is not sterile, even if it brand new. This requires regular cleaning and flushing out.
  3. The failure of anti-retraction valves.An anti-retraction valve is a mechanism that prevents entry of fluids and microorganisms into waterline because of negative water pressure.

HOCL hypochlorous is regarded as one of the best Dental Unit Water line disinfectants, or otherwise known as DUWL disinfectants on the market because of its ability to kill biofilm and not contain toxic ingredients.

HOCL® is a safe, highly effective, multi-use disinfectant. It’s genuine environmental benefits and sustainability will enable you to advertise your practice as eco-friendly while offering significant cost savings.   

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