Entries by PureLife Dental

A Guide to Latex Glove Allergies

The Root Cause The dental professional’s guide to latex glove allergies Natural rubber latex is a material found in many dental supplies—mainly exam gloves. In the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of healthcare professionals reporting allergic reactions to latex.  Since frequent exposure to latex products can lead to increased […]

“Off-Label” Benefits of Varnish

Beyond the Label The “off-label” benefits of using fluoride varnish for caries prevention Dentists and hygienists have been applying high-concentration fluoride compounds directly to patients’ teeth for over 50 years. Interestingly, there has been an uptick in the number of fluoride varnishes being introduced in the last several years. According to the FDA, varnish is […]

Preempting Allergic Reactions

Allergic Reactions to Dental Materials Be prepared to react quickly to a patient’s adverse reaction While in the dental chair, a patient can suddenly experience an adverse reaction to a drug, product, or material. Those most susceptible to allergic reactions are patients with asthma, a history of hay fever, or allergies to trees, grasses, animals, […]

PureLife Perks Rewards Program

Get Rewarded for Being a PureLife Customer PureLife Perks members enjoy exclusive discounts, cash rewards and more We’ve got a lot of love for our customers, which is why we’re introducing PureLife Perks — a new program that rewards loyal customers with exclusive discounts, cash rewards, special promotions, and continuing education resources. With our expanded selection […]

Introducing the Feel Good Collection

Introducing the PureLife Feel Good Collection Make a difference in the health of your patients, staff and environment – without harming your wallet Your patients, staff, and bottom line are important factors in your purchasing decisions. At PureLife, we actively seek out profit-boosting products that make a positive difference in human and environmental health—so you […]

Where in the World…

Gray Market Goods: Bad For Business Are your dental supplies putting your patients at risk? It’s hard to pass up a good bargain when you see it. However, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to dental products offered at deeply discounted pricing. These goods may actually be “gray market” goods — […]

The Best Tax Code Ever

Reap the Benefits of the 2013 Section 179 Tax Deduction Purchase equipment for your practice before maximum write-off amounts are reduced in 2014 With the end of the year fast approaching, many dental practices are stocking up on supplies before the 2013 tax declaration deadline. Section 179 of the IRS tax code provides some real relief to […]

Bad News for BPA

Bad News for BPA New research links BPA exposure to disrupted enamel formation and childhood obesity, among other problems Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound found in many everyday plastic products, caused widespread alarm outside of dentistry in 2010, after several studies linked it to health problems. Many manufacturers of plastic bottles, particularly those used […]

Best Whitening Options

What’s In Your Whitening? With patients requesting whitening procedures like they’re going out of style, now’s the time to brush up on your bleaching basics ‘Tis the season for whitening procedures, but sifting through the dozens of whitening systems on the market can be a headache for even the most seasoned dental professionals. There are many […]

Superpowers of Chlorhexidine

The Grime Fighter’s Secret Weapon Fight bacteria with the antimicrobial powers of chlorhexidine You probably know chlorhexidine as the active ingredient in mouthwashes and oral rinses. It’s approved by the FDA and the ADA for control of plaque and gingivitis, and studies have reported plaque and gingivitis reductions averaging 60%. In addition to its use in oral rinses, did […]

All About Anesthesia

From Laughing Gas to Lidocaine An inside look at the dynamics of anesthetics DISCLAIMER: The material included in this article is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute full prescribing information. Evolution of Anesthesia The concept of lowering the pain threshold has existed for centuries, but the first anesthetic agents — ether and […]