Reverse Osmosis Filters and the Dental Profession

Water is essential in just about every aspect of daily life, and in these days of heavy urbanization, clean sources of water are becoming scarcer than ever. Dentists, in particular, need clean water to provide top-quality oral care, be it for routine dental cleaning or surgical procedures.

Many dental practitioners use deionized water to supply the fluids they need in the course of their daily operations. While deionization is effective at removing mineral salts, it may not be as successful in removing potentially dangerous organic materials like pathogens. As such, dentists who use this type of purified water can inadvertently expose patients to other diseases.

Another drawback is the cost of purchasing deionized water, which can be rather steep owing to the specialized process involved. Since the water is usually delivered in bulky bottles, one also has to sacrifice office space for storage purposes.

A more viable alternative is to install an effective reverse osmosis filtration system. Whereas high-solute liquid usually passes through a semipermeable membrane toward a liquid with lower solute concentration, reverse osmosis employs pressure to turn this process around. As a result, up to 98% of all total dissolved solids are removed, including harmful pathogens.

Thanks to reverse osmosis water purifiers, dental practitioners can now produce their own pristine water supplies in a manner that is far more cost-efficient. That’s one innovation both dentists and patients can smile at.

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