Surgically Clean Air
Port Credit Smiles is committed to the health and safety of our patients. We have always followed the highest standards of infection control and sterilization. However, we have made significant investments to ensure a clean and safe environment for our patients and dental team with commercial, medical-grade air purifiers. With our Cascade White Air Purifier and Jade Air Purifiers, we are going beyond sterilizing the surfaces and instruments that we use and are actually cleaning the air that we breathe!
A Clean and Relaxing Dentist Experience
In today’s scary climate, it is critical to feel safe and protected as you receive your dental care. Aerosols are a very worrisome concern in dentistry. Patients come and go every day from their jobs, school, and families, and could unknowingly be releasing a viral organism into the air. At a dental practice, where your mouth is open for long periods of time, patients need a guarantee that the area they are in is clean and safe for their body and for their families. We are providing our patients with that guarantee with our new air purifiers, so you can breathe a (clean) sigh of relief during your appointment.
Our Air Purifiers vs. Impurities
RTI International has tested several organisms against our Cascade White Air Purifier and our Jade Air Purifiers, with resounding results. With a virus organism in the air, the test proved the air purifier removed 99% of the virus in less than 15 minutes. The same results were found in cases of fungal and bacterial organisms, making our purifiers perfect choices for our dental practice.
These purifiers are designed to use short-wave ultraviolet light (UV-C light) to inactivate airborne pathogens and microorganisms. As air is forced through the device, it passes UV lamps, which directly attempt to disinfect the air by means of germicidal irradiation. Within each operatory, the purifier is cleaning the air in the entire room every 2-3 minutes.
What Is Really in the Air We Breathe?
The pollutants in the air we breathe can cause anything from allergy symptoms to serious health complications. What is in the air that causes these?
Some less harmful, but still concerning, impurities are visible to the naked eye and make up 10% of the pollutants in the air, including:
- Dust and Dirt
- Skin Cells
Minuscule organisms can be more serious pollutants making up the remaining 90% of air impurities, including, but not limited to:
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
The dangers of mold, bacteria, fungus, and viruses are well-known, but this may be the first time you are hearing about VOCs. These are harmful, man-made chemical compounds that can be found in perfumes and air fresheners. All of these air impurities can make breathing difficult and cause serious, sometimes chronic, illness.
Port Credit Smiles Is Committed to Clean Air & Clean Practice
Every day, our staff diligently sterilizes the tools we use, the chairs our patients sit in, and our entire office. With our Cascade White Air Purifier and Jade Air Purifiers, our dental practice will also have medical-grade, surgically clean air. No matter the time of year or the infections spreading in the globe, you will always have clean dentistry that you can trust at Port Credit Smiles!
If you have any questions about our health and safety standards, or simply wish to know more about our practice, please do not hesitate to call our office.