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Glove Glamour: The Secret to Radiant Skin for Dental Pros

Glove Glamour: The Secret to Radiant Skin for Dental Pros

Why Do Your Gloves Matter?

As a dental professional you’re taught how important your teeth and gum health are, but skin health -should be just as important to you. This is where your choice of gloves matters. Aloe-SHIELD Advanced® exam gloves are designed to provide you with superior protection while helping promote skin health. The aloe vera in these gloves coat, soothe, and moisture your skin while you wear them. They can also help reduce the risk of irritation and dermatitis you can get from wearing the wrong type of glove.

These unique features are what help set Aloe-SHIELD Advanced® exam gloves apart from your more traditional glove. By prioritizing your hand’s skin health using Aloe-SHIELD Advanced® exam gloves, you and your fellow dental professionals can work comfortably and confidently, knowing that they are taking steps to protect their skin.

As you’re working you could be exposed to various chemicals and potential irritants during your day; this is why the use of our Aloe-SHIELD Advanced® exam gloves can make all the difference in maintaining healthy skin. You’re wearing gloves for 7+ hours a day, wouldn’t you want to ensure your hands are getting their own protection that entire time while also getting a little spa treatment at the same time?

Understanding Aloe Gloves: Soothing Protection for Dental Pros

Dental professionals are constantly washing, disinfecting, and gloving their hands, putting their skin at risk for dryness, irritation, and even dermatitis. This is where our Aloe-SHIELD Advanced® exam gloves come in, offering you a combination of protection and comfort.

Benefits for You:

  • Reduced risk of hand dermatitis: By keeping your hands moisturized and soothed, aloe gloves can help prevent hand dermatitis.
  • Improved comfort: Dry, irritated hands are uncomfortable and affect your dexterity. Aloe gloves can make glove wear more comfortable, helping improve your performance.
  • Hypoallergenic: Many aloe gloves are hypoallergenic, making them a great choice if you have anyone who has latex allergies or other glove material sensitivities.

Specific Features for Dentistry:

  • Touchscreen compatibility: Aloe gloves are thin enough to allow you to be able to use screens, allowing for seamless use of tablets or other devices without having to remove your gloves.
  • Tear and puncture resistance: Most if not all dental procedures often involve sharp instruments. Our aloe gloves are made from high-quality materials that offer good tear and puncture resistance while maintaining flexibility.


Choosing the Right Gloves for Skin Health

Your hands are your tools, and doing your job shouldn’t come at the expense of your skin health. Gloves shield your patients from harmful germs, but the constant use of them can take its toll on your skin. This can lead to dryness, irritation, and even painful dermatitis. But fear not!  By prioritizing glove selection based on skin health, you can protect both your patients and you.

There are a few key factors you want to remember when choosing a dental glove for your practice.

The material you pick matters.

-Nitrile: A popular choice for its durability and tear resistance, but some individuals may have nitrile allergies.

-Non-latex alternatives: Vinyl or chloroprene offer good protection without the latex risk. There’s also our Posi-Prene line that is latex-free, nitrile-free, and powder-free.

-Always opt for powder-free: Powder dries out skin and can trigger respiratory issues.

You also want to make sure the fit of your gloves fits well like a glove. That means you want that flawless, just like skin feeling in your gloves.

-Ill-fitting gloves: Can cause bunching and friction irritating the skin. Choose snug, comfortable gloves that allow dexterity.

-Consider ambidextrous vs. hand-specific: Preference and procedure length play a role.

Remember though glove selection is personal. Experiment with different options to find what suits you and your co-workers’ skin best.

The Aloe Advantage

Aloe gloves are regular just like your everyday exam gloves, ours are made from nitrile with an inner lining infused with aloe vera. This lining provides several benefits:

  • Moisturizing: Aloe vera is known for its soothing and hydrating properties. It can help replenish lost moisture and prevent dryness, which is a common cause of irritation.
  • Soothing: Aloe vera has natural anti-inflammatory properties that help calm irritated skin. This helps reduce redness and discomfort to your hands.
  • Healing: Aloe vera promotes skin healing. This will help speed up the recovery process from any minor cuts or scratches that you may have on your hands.


Investing in Your Skin

Using gloves that benefit your skin can help you do two things: 1. Protect you from discomfort and 2. Prevent long-term issues like dermatitis. When you don’t have to think about your hands being uncomfortable you can perform at your best.

Choosing the right glove is an investment. When you consider the material, the fit, and the extra unique benefits of aloe vera, you show that you care about your practices’ future and employees’ health. You have a glove that works double time and protects your patient and your hands.

Bonus Tip: Don't forget about proper hand hygiene practices! Wash and moisturize your hands frequently, even when wearing gloves.

These gloves aren’t meant to replace washing your hands, but instead can help you (especially in those dry winter months) keep your hands well moisturized after washing.

In Summary

We’ve harped on it for as long as we could, invest in your skin health! Our innovative Aloe-SHIELD Advanced® exam gloves can give you the extra benefits you need from a glove. They offer superior protection for you and your patients, but with the added benefit of aloe vera infused, giving your hands an extra dose of hydration and comfort during long periods of wear.

Choosing gloves that are actively working to protect the well-being of your skin, everyone at your dental practice can enhance their work experience. Plus, the Aloe-SHIELD Advanced® gloves help mitigate the risk of developing dermatological issues that many that repetitively use gloves can develop.

Investing in quality gloves is a proactive step you owe to yourself and your practice. By recognizing the potential long-term effects of poor-quality gloves, you can help your entire practice become one the best. Whether you have veteran employees that might already have skin problems and need the extra benefits to keep them going longer; or brand-new employees that won’t ever have to deal with skin problems because you helped them at the beginning of their career to avoid those problems.

Feel the difference for yourself today and protect your skin while you work. Visit our website to learn more about the Aloe-SHIELD Advanced® and discover how it can transform your practice.