The Importance of Good Quality Water in Dental Clinics

To maintain good standards of health and safety in organizations, scheduled testing of water is quite essential. Most of the time hygiene and cleanliness are given careful attention whereas the quality of water used to attain these standards is often neglected. Using contaminated water that is infested by bacteria or viruses and chemicals could end up being more harmful and life-threatening. This could result in illness and even death at times.

Unless the water is safe, there is no point in cleansing and cleaning. This is also true for hospitals and dental clinics. For procedures and inspection done in a dental clinic, the quantity of water used is exceptionally high. They are also expected to maintain a high standard of hygiene. The water quality in dental clinics needs to be tested on a regular basis to keep it free from contaminants that could result in oral infections, serious health issues and even death in extreme cases.

Water contaminants to look out for in dental clinics

Presence of heavy metals

Small amounts of metals like chromium, arsenic, manganese or copper occur naturally in the environment and in water. This is acceptable too. However, when sudden changes take place in the levels of water there is an unusual rise in the levels of these elements present in water. In such situations, the water becomes highly toxic and if the presence goes unnoticed, using this water for treating patients could even end up being fatal.  Studies have even proved that using water with high levels of arsenic could result in oral cancers. A water quality test-kit would be perfect for a dentist to check for contaminants and to prevent using that water.

Presence of bacteria and other micro-organisms

The presence of micro-organisms and bacteria in the water used in dental clinics could be very dangerous. There have been cases where the presence of these micro-organisms in water resulted in swelling and long-term infections in the patients who underwent a dental surgery or other dental procedures. These micro-organisms managed to stay and flourish in the affected parts of the patient’s mouth causing infections.  This situation cannot be avoided unless tests are carried out and preventive measures are taken regularly.

Presence of fluoride

Fluoride plays an important role in preventing decay of tooth and to maintain an excellent oral health. So, fluoride used in a dental clinic is considered really beneficial to the patient. However, your teeth can end up being discolored if the levels used are higher than what is accepted as normal. There are times when the water is contaminated due to exceptionally high levels of fluoride. If the contamination due to fluoride goes unnoticed in a dental clinic, using that water to treat a patient could give a result that is undesirable. Make sure that the water used in clinics is tested at regular intervals.

Water quality testing in dental clinics and hospitals are essential to ensure the good health of patients and to give them optimal care.

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