Learn How Dentists Use PPE Medical Supplies

Dentist Blog

Hospitals and doctor's offices aren't the only ones who need to stay stocked up on personal protective equipment (PPE) medical supplies. Dental offices also use many of the same supplies as hospitals and doctor's offices. You will be able to learn about some of the PPE medical supplies a dentist office use on a regular basis and the importance of those supplies here: 

Latex gloves

Latex gloves are used on a daily basis in the dental field. Dentists wear gloves daily to protect themselves from exposure to bacteria and viruses that they would come into contact with via their patient's blood and saliva. Also, dentists will use sterile gloves when they will be doing an invasive surgery or procedure to protect the patient from infection. 


Dentists and their staff will wear masks when you are in a procedure room. This is done to help prevent the spreading of infectious particles the dental staff may have picked up from other patients. The masks help to prevent the particles from going into the air when they exhale, where you could then breathe them in. This is helpful at any time, but especially during the pandemic. The masks are also worn to protect the dentist and any assistants from blood during surgery. 

Eye protection

Saliva can spread all kinds of illnesses. During a dental procedure, it is very possible for saliva to get splashed up into the dentist's eyes, or the eyes of anyone assisting him. This is why they will be wearing eye protection. This protection can include goggles with solid side shields or a full-face shield. 


The dentist and their staff will also wear protective gowns when they are doing certain procedures where there is a higher risk of bodily fluids splashing on them. These gowns will protect them from those bodily fluids, and they are disposable. 

Hand sanitizer

A dentist will wash their hands many times throughout the day. However, for those times when they are in a rush, they can easily use hand sanitizer to clean their hands. The hand sanitizer dispensers are small and come in many styles, so they are easy to set on surfaces or mount on walls. This makes it easy for the dentist and their staff to keep their hands cleaner throughout the entire day. While this is always something that's important to do, it is even more of a concern for many patients now due to COVID-19.


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When the bottled water craze began, I jumped on the bandwagon with everyone else who was drinking water from bottles instead of from the tap. I wasn't sure why bottled water was healthier, but I liked the taste. When I went for my next dental check-up, I had my first cavity in a while, so I had it filled and didn't think much of it. Well, I had two more during my next check-up after that, and I began trying to think of why my teeth were suddenly going bad. The only change in my habits was the switch to bottled water, so I made the switch back to tap water and my teeth began to improve. I created this blog to encourage others who have begun getting cavities suddenly to look into their changes in habits. They may find they made a change similar to mine.