The Importance of Surgically Clean Air During COVID-19
During these uncertain times, we all breathe a little easier with Surgically Clean Air. People are more aware than ever of the air they breathe and share with others thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Even in the best of times, many people dread spending time in a dental waiting room. We like to defy those unfortunate expectations. We strive to make our waiting room and treatment room experience as pleasant as possible. This is why we pay attention to all the details that result in creating a serene and relaxing atmosphere.
Air Quality and Your Health
Because our staff and our patient’s well-being is of the utmost importance, we installed a “Surgically Clean Air” system to achieve a high level of hygiene and sterilization. Surgically Clean Air products use a powerful six-stage filtration system.
The product is used in medical and dental offices due to its capability of processing a high volume of airflow at surprisingly low sound levels. Clean air is crucial in a dentist’s office since patients frequently have their mouths wide open. The sensation of fresh air is not only healthy, but it makes for a much more pleasant dental experience.
While the air around us is usually invisible, we routinely breathe in dust, allergens, and other impurities. Some of these impurities may make us sick or stress the immune system. Breathing purified air makes it easier for your body and your immune system to function.
The Surgically Clean Air filtration system is meant to clean, purify, and recirculate the air. The system filters out common impurities like:
- Mold and bacteria
- Dust, skin cells, and dirt
- Pollen and other allergens
- Airborne microbes
- Odors like smoke
- “Volatile Organic Compounds” like perfumes, or various chemicals
- And more
The Secret is the Filtration System
Surgically Clean Air product’s six-stage filtration system helps ensure air quality. The manufacturer’s website details the six-stages of filtration rather than the single filter many other units use:
- The pre-filter stage captures large particles while the air is drawn into the machine. The pre-filter stage also uses an antibiotic to prevent the growth of germs and bacteria.
- A dual-stage electronic precipitator catches small particles.
- The activated carbon filter and sieve absorb odors, gasses, and other chemicals.
- A photo-catalytic stage catches the residue from bacteria, viruses, and VOCs that were destroyed.
- The UV chamber also fights viruses and bacteria.
Before the Surgically Clean Air system recirculates the air, it invigorates it with negative ions, which help promote oxygen flow to the brain for a feeling of increased alertness.
With all of these filters working together, the result is the sense of fresh and healthy air. Some people find that invigorating, but in truth, nearly everybody appreciates the ability to relax and breathe without wheezing, sneezing, and coughing due to irritants in the air.
It is hardly surprising that so many health care practices opt for Surgically Clean Air products.
How Quality Air May Help Prevent Sharing COVID-19
All of this adds up to a relaxing visit to your dentist or endodontist. When combined with other best practices, including physical distancing, mask-wearing, and other precautions, the filtration system promotes well-being and health.
As health care professionals, we would never want to imply that an air filtration system alone prevents the spread of viruses like COVID-19. However, anything that helps prevent the circulation of the virus is worth trying when it comes to protecting our staff and patient’s well-being.
Coughing and sneezing are part of our body’s defense against pollution, allergens, and germs. In today’s world, no one wants to be around people who are coughing or sneezing in public spaces since it is also an effective way to share airborne viruses.
Perhaps best of all, the system runs quietly, so it shouldn’t cause sound pollution while addressing the issue of indoor air pollution. In a dentist’s office, it is important to avoid excessive sounds, which may trigger feelings of uneasiness and anxiety.
But the big question everyone asks is how effective it is? According to Surgically Clean Air, the system can capture around 99.2% of aerosols and particulates. Their system meets or exceeds guidelines for HEPA-Rx filters used for general surgery applications.
As you can see, there are so many reasons why an air quality system is so important.
Keeping you Safe with Surgically Clean Air at Ballantyne Endodontics
Wearing masks, keeping everything clean, and filtering the air may all help decrease the odds of spreading COVID-19. However, we must remain cautious about sharing unknown information. As far as we know, the unit hasn’t been officially tested with COVID-19 yet. The information shared is more for informative purposes.
We always take care of the details, starting with keeping our equipment sterilized. In addition to cleaning the air, we keep all surfaces sanitized and thoroughly clean in keeping with current best practices. It only makes sense to do whatever we can to keep our air clean as an added layer of defense. Indoor air pollution may cause unnecessary stress on the body, so we aim to promote health and wellbeing by not unnecessarily taxing your immune system.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Appointment
If you live in the Charlotte, NC area and you need an endodontist, then we hope you will consider Ballantyne Endodontics. We make every effort to ensure a calming environment right down to the cleaning supplies we use, methods for cleaning furniture, shared surfaces, and even our filtration system.
In many cases, you may need a referral from your dentist. If you discover you need a root canal or other endodontic treatments, don’t hesitate to ask for a referral.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment or consultation if you need endodontic care.