MicroCLEAR Dental Unit Waterline Cleaner
A common problem associated with dental waterlines is the buildup of biofilm, which cause water quality to degrade leading to high instances of unsafe microorganism contamination.
Dental professionals that use self contained waterline units must not assume the use of "clean" water, such as bottled or revers osmosis water, will maintain contamination below 200 CFU/ml. Stagnant room temperature pool of water provides an ideal environment for microbes to flourish.
MicroCLEAR (from the makers of CloSYS oral care products) is a simple, easy to use and economical method of waterline treatment that is EPA registered and meets the CDC and ADA guidelines.
Your patients safety and well being depend upon exceptional care and cleanliness. MicroCLEAR with chlorine dioxide has advantages over other waterline products.
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How does MicroCLEAR work?
- MicroCLEAR must be used with a self-contained water unit. After an initial one time overnight treatment of full strength MicroCLEAR, simply add a small amount [1:10 dilution] of MicroCLEAR whenever you refill the bottle. MicroCLEAR has been proven effective against biofilms and reduces microbial colony forming units (CFU’s) to below 200 CFU’s, as recommended by the ADA, CDC, and EPA
We use distilled water in our self-contained unit. That’s enough isn’t it?
- Whenever water sits for a period of time, colonies of microorganisms form and start inhabiting the walls of the tubing, forming a biofilm. Even if the water is free of microorganisms when it is put in the bottle, it could be full of microbes as it has to pass through contaminated dental waterlines.
Will MicoCLEAR damage my equipment?
- No, MicroCLEAR is non-corrosive when used as directed.
Can I use ordinary household bleach to decontaminate my waterlines?
- It is not a good idea. Bleach is corrosive to equipment and can be harmful if careful dilution is not strictly followed. Bleach will also form trihalomethanes (THMs) that are linked to major health problems.
Our practice is too busy to add any additional tasks, and we’ve never had any problems with our waterlines. What’s the worst that can happen?
- The worst that could happen is that you, your staff or your patients could become ill from microbes growing in your waterlines.
Why should I buy MicroCLEAR to clean my waterlines when I do not have to?
- Since the public awareness has become raised on this issue meeting water standards that are recommended by the ADA, CDC and EPA, you are gaining peace of mind.
I’ve had the same equipment for many years and use municipal water. How can I make sure my waterlines are clean?
- To protect yourself and meet the ADA mandate you should get a self-contained water unit from your dental supply company. It is important to remember that just having the unit is not enough, installation must be followed by a MicroCLEAR treatment protocol or you could have even higher microbe concentrations than before.
Should I drain the waterlines over the weekend?
- No, MicroCLEAR was designed to remain in the lines overnight/weekend. There is no need to air or water purge at the end of the day. Failure to leave MicroCLEAR in the lines could result in contamination.
Can I use warm water in my water bottles?
- Warm water is not recommended in any self-contained water unit. Elevated temperatures provide an “incubating” environment for microbes that should be avoided.
- Yes, the solution should be fine for 3-4 days. It is not necessary to discard the unused water at the end of the day. However, we suggest replacing the water after the weekend and using freshly mixed solution Monday mornings.
- If lines are not being treated with MicroCLEAR on a frequent basis they can provide a “safe harbor” for microbes to multiply. Run fresh solution through infrequently used lines at least once everyday.
We pre-mix MicroCLEAR, how long can it be stored before using?
- As stated above, the solution should be fine for 3-4 days. Rowpar uses a special poly bottle that is designed to hold our product without affecting efficacy.
How often should the full strength MicroCLEAR treatment be repeated?
- The full strength, overnight treatment was designed as an initial step that only needs to be performed once. It should bring the microbe counts down to a level that MicroCLEAR can maintain with the daily use treatment under typical conditions. If the office will be closed for a week or longer the full strength treatment can be repeated to ensure microbe counts are acceptable for use. We suggest you repeat this full strength treatment only if you notice the microbe counts increasing. We do not recommend doing this step more than once every few months.
What kind of water do I have to use with MicroCLEAR?
- Tap water is fine. MicroCLEAR is designed to be used with water that is of a drinking water standard.