- Protect your Dental Team during Cold/Flu season
- Protect your Patient from dental aerosols
- Promote Nasal Breathing for your Patient
O2 Nose Filters provide effective protection against the inhalation of aerosols in the dental office. With the correct fit, O2 Nose Filters offer significant airway defense without inhibiting activity, oxygen intake, or conversation. The O2 Nose Filter can be worn for up to 12 hours and is nearly invisible. Dental professionals can easily wear the O2 Nose Filter inside their dental mask. Staff can offer the O2 Nose Filter to patients and help find the appropriate size and fit inside both nostrils. Patients will appreciate the extra care your office provides to help protect patient health.
The O2 Nose Filter uses electrostatic technology from 3M to capture allergens, viruses, and other particulates, making them a valuable addition to your current preventative practices for your dental professionals and your patients.
The use of high-speed equipment such as scalers and drills in the presence of bodily fluids such as saliva, blood, and plaque have been shown to create dental aerosols that contain microorganisms and blood. An aerosol is defined as a suspension of solid or liquid particles in a gas, containing bacteria or viruses. Bacteria, blood elements, viruses, and particles of tooth, saliva, debris, and tissue can all make up solid and liquid aerosols. The severity of aerosol contamination can be affected by the health of a patient's saliva, blood, plaque, nose and throat mucus, and the presence of any infection. Some viruses can remain airborne for 30 minutes to up to 2 hours, exposing subsequent patients to risk.
The O2 Nose Filter is sold in packages of 10 or 20 units and comes medium and large. Also sold on Amazon if your patients want to re-order for their own use.