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When it comes to the field of disposable gloves, the dental industry proves to be a heavyweight client. As a matter of fact, dentists on average are buying disposable gloves two times more than your standard family doctor. This is further highlighted when looking at insider data, revealing dentistry to have the highest unit rates among medical practitioners. These results are mostly because one cannot practice any technical craft within the medical field without the use of medical-grade equipment—and that includes the ever-reliable (yet often overlooked) pair of disposable exam-grade gloves, which prove to be both practical and economical for working professionals in the dental industry.
Can you imagine performing a variety of procedures on the mouth without using disposable gloves? Not only are they essential for hygienic purposes, but they also serve as an effective barrier protection to keep you and your patients safe from foreign particles that may accidentally interfere with the dental procedure. Dentists and hygienists wear disposable medical-grade gloves when treating patients to prevent cross-contamination and ensure patient safety. Removing anything that may pose as a risk to you and your patients’ health is crucial in ensuring a speedy recovery for your patients and establishing your credibility as a dentist.
You’re probably curious as to which glove material is ideal for dentistry. Provided they’re medical or exam grade, all types of nitrile, vinyl, and latex disposable gloves are okay to use for dentistry. Despite vinyl gloves being mostly used for food service, they actually find themselves purposeful inside the dental clinic. For one, vinyl gloves are generally latex-free and fit comfortably on the hands, making them ideal for short-term procedures that prove to be less risky to perform. These gloves work best when dealing with non-hazardous elements. They may also be slightly powered with food-grade cornstarch, which makes it easy for dentists to wear them.
For dental procedures that require tougher gloves, disposable latex and nitrile are usually preferred. However, we at Zoomget recommend the latter, to avoid triggering latex allergies. They provide the benefits a latex glove can bring, minus the aforementioned latex allergies. Just like latex, durable nitrile gloves have superior resistance against puncture and tear, while also being flexible enough to have the ability to conform to the shape of one’s hand, functioning like a second skin. In retrospect, vinyl gloves (being that they’re devoid of natural proteins) can also be used by people allergic to latex proteins, which simultaneously happen to be a cost-effective alternative just like our glove offerings under the X3 glove line.
Many dentists prefer purchasing lightweight disposable gloves for their craft. Needless to say, a mil thickness of 3 to 5 mil is recommended when working with precision tools for dentistry. Not only do these lightweight gloves make maneuvering around the mouth seem effortless, but they also provide superior barrier protection against hazardous elements without weighing down your hands. If you’re in search for a lightweight disposable glove for dentistry, look no further! Introducing the 1st Choice 3-mil blue nitrile disposable exam-grade gloves that were designed to deliver fantastic dexterity and tactile sensitivity, making them ideal for performing non-sterile examinations or working with precision instruments. They also come in black, indigo, and light indigo. Similarly, a slightly thicker 5-mil version in black is also available if you’re looking for an exam-grade disposable glove that’s also chemo-rated and fentanyl resistant.
For all your dental, medical, and even veterinary needs, there’s Zoomget. We carry a wide variety of exam-grade nitrile, vinyl, and latex disposable gloves from a dependable lineup of brands such as 1st Choice, AMMEX Professional, Gloveworks, and X3. Get yourself a box (or more) today while stocks are still available.