Dental hygiene with KaVo OXYGENAL 6
Water carrying dental systems can become infested by microorganisms. This contamination can be caused by stagnation and formation of biofilms of the supplied water or by blood/secretions from patients. In periods of stagnation this can result in massive biocontamination of the treatment water. The risk of contamination of the dental treatment water can be reduced by systems, whose efficacy has been tried and tested under practical conditions (see "Infektionsprävention in der Zahnheilkunde - Anforderungen an die Hygiene“, [Infection prevention in dentistry - Hygiene requirements] Bundesgesundheitsblatt 2006:375-393).
Various processes are known for treating the cooling water in dental units. These are usually based on the water being exposed to a suitable medium to kill off the microorganisms contained in the water. The strongest oxidisation agents include atomic oxygen and HO radicals, which because of their oxidising strength exercise a strong bactericidal effect.
Since 1986, KaVo has relied on hydrogen peroxide. Its effect is synergetically reinforced by silver ions ("OXYGENAL 6"). "). Along with many expert reports (including WALKER et al, 2003, LYNCH, see "Specialist literature") which confirm the effectiveness of "OXYGENAL 6", the product has other advantages that set it apart from others. Numerous tests and laboratory investigations have demonstrated its very good material compatibility. In application concentration it does not pose a hazard to patients and personnel and it decomposes without residues into water and oxygen.