Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Dental Gloves

Different Gloves For Different Occupations

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There are virtually an endless number of uses for work gloves, depending on what industry you are part of. Below we’ve rounded up the top five occupations that require the use of gloves and have identified the most appropriate type of glove for that industry.   Cafeteria Workers: It is imperative for those working in a cafeteria or restaurant to utilize gloves to prevent the spread of germs as well as minimize cross contamination among food preparation stations. The most popular glove to be used in a cafeteria are vinyl gloves. Vinyl gloves are easy to pull on quickly when...

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Disposable Nitrile Glove, what are the Benefits?

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Disposable Nitrile Glove, what are the Benefits?

You’ve probably noticed the increase in popularity of disposable nitrile gloves. But what makes these gloves stand out against the other types of disposable gloves. We’ve rounded up a list of key benefits that disposable nitrile gloves offer wearers. 1.Disposable Nitrile Gloves are Extremely Puncture ResistantNitrile is an inherently puncture resistant material, and it boasts a resistance that is three to five times stronger than disposable latex gloves. Puncture resistance as well as acting as a general barrier, is essential for gloves used in the medical industry. They are extremely durable, and often you can opt for nitrile gloves that are...

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How to Save Money on Your Dental Practice Gloves

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How to Save Money on Your Dental Practice Gloves

The vast majority of dentists and their auxiliary staff utilize disposable latex or nitrile gloves while working on patients, particularly with the rise in concern regarding AIDS and hepatitis B. The use of gloves is primarily for the purpose of protecting the dentists and assistants from contamination, rather than the patient. The level of protection offered by sterile gloves is minimally more than that off non-sterile gloves. Sterile gloves can cost up to 10 times more than non-sterile gloves, and when you’re using a pair of gloves for up to 36 patients each day, that cost adds up exponentially. So, cut...

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Why Disposable Gloves Have Become So Essential

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Why Disposable Gloves Have Become So Essential

Disposable gloves are becoming more and more prevalent in nearly all industries. While they don’t necessarily offer a high level of cut or puncture resistance, they have become invaluable to workers who need a quick and easy layer of protection. We are seeing disposable gloves being used in medical applications, salons, food service, and more. There are a handful of key reasons why disposable gloves have become a standard across the board.   Since disposable gloves are relatively inexpensive and easy to put on and change, it is super easy to use them to prevent any sort of cross-contamination in...

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Double Gloving - Is it Really Necessary?

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Double Gloving - Is it Really Necessary?

Sometimes, the thought of wearing two pairs of gloves seems annoying or even wasteful. Is it important to double glove? When should you double glove, and when is it ok to go with one glove? We’ll answer below these questions. In specific environments and industries, double gloving is an essential part of keeping employees safe, and minimizing any injury or illness being spread. The biggest, and most common environment where double gloving is practiced is in the healthcare industry, specifically for surgeons and nurses in the operating room.  It is essential for surgical staff to double glove because it significantly reduces...

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