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WaterLase Dental Laser vs. Cross Contamination

Posted by Svetlana Li on Nov 9, 2012 10:57:00 AM

Imagine going to the dentist and never having to see the drill, hear the drill, or feel its touch on your teeth. Now imagine reduced risk of cross contamination, whether it be filling a tooth cavity or fixing your wisdom teeth. Through the use of needles, scalpels, anaesthetic, and of course, the drill, viruses and bacteria can easily spread from one surface to another, particularly when dental drills can still harbor pathogens, even after sterilization. This is an especially serious issue as germs can live on surfaces for up to one week, and can pose health threats to children, the elderly, and those who have compromised immune systems.

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Luckily, you don’t have to imagine any longer. The Waterlase works without contacting the teeth, and so by eliminating the need, in most cases, for needles, scalpels, anaesthetic, and of course, the drill, this cross contamination can be minimized greatly. Because the Waterlase uses a laser to do its work, you can be assured of safer and less invasive dental work. This is especially great for pediatric dentistry or for those who are uncomfortable with dental procedures.

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Because of its superior technology, finding a dentist in your area that uses Waterlase should be quick and easy. Ask your dentist about the Waterlase – quicker, safer, cleaner. Find a Waterlase Dentist near you at www.waterlasedentistry.com

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