How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home, Plus How Your Dentist Cleans

Dr. Mauricio Hervas Coronavirus and Dentistry, Wellness Leave a Comment

Once in our lifetime we meet people with cleaning obsessive disorders. Now is the time to be one! As we know more and more about Covid-19, and the many possible ways of transmission, we are left with no option than clean, clean and clean.

All frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned with soap and water, then disinfected using EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) approved products.

For our houses, we can use bleach (5 tablespoons in 1 gallon of water) while always wear gloves, Isopropyl alcohol (70% at least) or hydrogen peroxide (3%). Remember vinegar, vodka, tea tree oil is not a disinfectant product against corona virus, (might be for something else but not Covid-19).

Coronavirus is an enveloped type of virus that rubbing with soap and water can be easily destroyed. Experts say that spraying disinfectant solutions into air might not be an effective way to destroy the virus. As of today, scientist still don’t know how long the virus can live on surfaces, mixed readings will tell you from hours to days.

How our Plantation Dentistry Office Disinfects

In Dentistry all surfaces are wiped down with cavicide which is an effective disinfectant against virus, bacteria and fungi. All cover items are disposable and single use.

Air purifying devices that utilize HEPA filtration will help clean and sterilize the indoor air. All instruments are cleaned and sterilized under autoclaves (steam) in order to kill or eliminate any living organisms and inactivate spores.

This pandemic due to its mode of transmission will change how medical and dental practices operate. And this is important as new information is obtained from investigators around the world discovering the virus stability at different surfaces and temperatures vs. different disinfectants.

Every day we are reviewing and adapting new protocols to keep up with the latest information and advances on this fight against Covid-19.

Emergency Dental Appointments

As only emergency dental appointments can be seeing these days, we wanted to emphasize if you are having one please contact Plantation dentist Dr. Hervas at Implantation Dental Center. He will assist you in identifying the cause of your dental problem and recommend a treatment to alleviate your discomfort. Call us at 954-476-0770 or fill out a contact form on our website at

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