Posted by: ajaxblogger | March 1, 2010

Dentist Supplies: Which Exam Gloves are Right for Me?

When it comes to dentist supplies, you can’t afford to skimp on dental exam gloves. These disposable tools protect both patient and doctor from infection and are thus essential to any consult or procedure. Let’s explore the three different kinds of exam gloves:

Latex gloves are the most widely used exam gloves in the industry, because latest is known for its strength, elasticity, and ability to resist transmitting infection. Latex has been used in medical gloves longer than any other material, and the material is available both powdered and non-powdered (powdered gloves are generally easier to put on). The main problem with latex gloves is that some patients are allergic to them.

In this case, many professionals turn to nitrile gloves, which are composed of synthetic latex. These gloves are comfortable, difficult to puncture, and can stand up to a variety of chemicals. Nitrile gloves are popular even outside of the medical industry among tattoo artists and gardeners alike.

Vinyl gloves are another alternative to latex dental hygiene products. Made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), these gloves are versatile and affordable, making them useful for food service employees, painters, and cleaners, as well as doctors.

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