During your regular visits to your Waterloo dentist, you may have seen them use a pre-rinse before they undertake any procedure. You may have wondered, “Why does my Waterloo Smiles use a pre-rinse yet they also disinfect all surfaces?” Well, you are not alone. We know that throat secretions, nose secretions and blood can become aerosolized during procedures, linger in the air and eventually settle on surfaces and from one person to the next. These aerosols can contain bacteria, fungi, and viruses. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it makes sense that we should try to eliminate or at least lower the volume of aerosols in the procedure room of your Waterloo dentist.
There are several rinses available on the market. However, they are not equal as most do not kill viruses and the few that do pose the risk of damaging mouth tissues. That was until OraCare, the activated chlorine dioxide (ClO2) rinse that kills viruses (including human coronavirus) and other contaminants while also maintaining the healthy flora of the mouth.
What Makes OraCare Different From Other Rinses?
Effective against Viruses
According to a recent human corona virus study, OraCare had a 99.99% effectiveness at eliminating more than 99.99% of the human Covid 229E virus at varied exposure times including 1, 5, 15, and 60 minutes. As an oxidizer, chlorine dioxide has been used against viruses in other sectors of dentistry. It, therefore, makes sense that it was a suitable candidate in making the ideal pre-rinse that is now used across North America to reduce aerosol contaminants.
Zero Cell Toxicity
The study also shows that in addition to effectively killing viruses, OraCare is also perfectly safe for mouth tissues even with long exposures. On the other hand, most traditional dentistry rinses are mild and have side effects such as; poor taste, staining taste alteration with select few having even worse side effects.
Due to desperation, some people have opted to use hydrogen peroxide. While it does kill viruses, bacteria and fungi, it also reacts with everything it contacts including mouth tissues which can quickly reduce body cells and making them ineffective.
The study has proven that OraCare is equally as good if not better than other rinses with the added benefit of no cell toxicity even with long exposures.
The next time you come visit us at Waterloo Smiles Dentistry or just want to place a call, ask us about OraCare and how it can help you protect yourself from COVID-19. Considered the best pre-rinse among many dental professionals, you can incorporate it into your daily routine for its protective measures and additional uses and benefits such as periodontist, bleeding gums, dry mouth, implant maintenance, mouth sores, bad breath and more.