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    Sterilization

    Discussion in 'Removable' started by JKraver, Oct 6, 2016.

    1. JKraver
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      I clean my pumice wheels in procide and use fresh pumice on every case, the wheels soak up the procide something fierce and I waste a ton of it. I was wondering if I could just microwave the rag wheels as long as they were damp, what temp would I need to get to and how long. Does any one thing microwaving will not be effective at killing the yuck that comes from dentures.
       
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      excellent question! *awaiting smart replies*
       
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      I'd wait until after lunch to do it. Puke
       
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      Valid point
       
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      What about a bleach solution?
       
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      Just immerse the polishing wheeles for sometimes in the denture curing unit (boiling water kills germs and clean polishing wheels).
       
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      I don't care for bleach gets everywhere
       
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      Autoclave
       
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      Boiling water cannot kill viruses - would not do that at all.
      False sense of security.
      Autoclave, if done properly, have a better shot, and even then, not
      foolproof.
      LCM
       
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      I typically use cavicide mixed in water. Ill soak my wheels before polishing and use the water mix to mix my pumice as well.
       
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      The spinning wheel makes a wonderful aerosol mist not sure I would want to breathe cavacide.
       
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      I have found chlorhexidine gluconate to work well on rag wheels and is almost as safe as peroxide. I use a new peroxide from chlorox
       
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      Winner Winner chicken dinner!!!!!!! Ding ding ding.
       
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      Where do I get it?
       
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      Put them in a dish of water, give them about 10 min on high. That'll do it.
       
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      The protocol for sterilizing a denture during treatment for candidiasis is immersion in water and microwaving.
      You forget that the energy penetrates and excites molecules inside. It's not simply boiling water.
       
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      Walgreens, Osco, CVS or on line. A name brand in Hibiclens but I get generic (same chemical 4-6%). Unlike peroxide, or ethanol it has residual action 2-6 hours.
       
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      Is it tuberculocidal?
       
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      I was, but 9 months of INH took care of it.....
       

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