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Dental Headlights are essential parts of dentistry. Having proper illumination during procedures and examinations is crucial to ensuring critical details are not missed. Dental loupes magnify the viewing field and headlight works to illuminate the focused area and eliminate shadow that becomes a hurdle.
Schultz’s wireless dental headlight provides a true white or yellow light that delivers superior brightness, sharpness and field of depth, allowing positive outcomes. However, for the efficiency and durability, dental headlights require maintenance and care.
Here are the few tips for maintaining your Dental headlights:
1. Always keep dental headlights in the case -
Dental headlights are delicate and fragile, and they tend to break very easily. It is advisable to keep in protective cover after use. The loupes also tend to get scratches caused by dust and debris.
2. Cleaning -
Some loupes are water-resistant, and others are water-proof. Irrespective of the division, it is never a good idea to submerge your loupes in the water or any other type of fluid. To clean your loupes and headlights, use microfiber soft optical cloth to remove dirt and debris from the surface. Paper towels or different harsh fabric can leave micro lines on the oculars that could create problems in vision.
Alcohol-based disinfectant wipes that contain no more than 20% isopropyl alcohol are safe to use on loupe and headlight glasses. Any fluid or wipes, which has more than 20% alcohol, can weaken the glue that holds the ocular in carrier lenses.
Using any pre-moistened wipes is also safe unless it has an excessive amount of alcohol.
The best way to find a suitable protocol to clean loupes is by asking the manufacturers. Each manufacturer has a clear idea about how to disinfect loupes.
Remember, ignoring these recommendations may cause glue or scratch resistance coating to fail.
3. Forget the one-handed approach -
The most crucial thing that clinicians learn is how to take care of their loupes on and off. Removing loupes with hand puts tremendous strain on the hinge and temple of the loupe arm. It causes the screws to loosen up which eventually may break.
4. Battery life -
There are two types of headlights wired and wireless dental headlight. Both work with rechargeable batteries, which can be charged multiple times. A good lithium wireless dental headlight battery is robust and generally run for the entire day. Normally the batteries have 9-20 hours run time and have good working life. But like other electronic gadgets, dental loupe headlight batteries fail to charge after a point of time. If the batteries stop charging or lose charging fast. Change them!
5. Preventive Measures -
One of the essential things to remember is always to carry an extra pair of loupe screws just in case you need to do a quick repair. Ask for spares from the sellers or for loupes or contact the company directly. Don’t expect that you can find the screws from any random optical shops to help you if the temple of the loupe falls off in between the patient.
Moreover, you can purchase a small screwdriver to check the temples of the loupes on your own regularly. Tighten if you find them loosening up. Additionally, inspect the nose pads of your loupes on regular bases. If you use silicone pads or silicone nose bridges, try to have a spare. As time passes, skin oils cause discolorations and disintegration of nose pads.
Choose a day for inspecting all the critical points of the loupes, which are essential for your comfort and convenience.
6. Avoiding Mishaps! -
To safeguard loupes, get a habit of keeping your loupes in a safe place where the risk of being knocked off on the floor is less. Put your wireless dental headlights inside the padded box provided by the manufacturer.
Moreover, avoid storing loupes inside the car. Firstly, there is a risk of robbery, and secondly, during summer, it is not safe to keep loupes inside the car. Cars are likely to get heated up during summer, and intense car heat melts the product materials of loupes.
Sometimes clinicians attempt to repair their equipment. It is easy to tighten the hinges and change the nose pad, but oculars are something that should not be experimented with. Trying to stick back the oculars is very risky as it could damage the lenses and affect visual acuity. Manufacturers should only repair oculars.
So, before proceeding with do-it-yourself, remember the chemicals used as glue differs from products to products. The wrong adhesive can damage the components.
At Schultz, the customer doesn’t have to worry about the equipment as we provide a lifetime warranty on dental loupes and headlights.
7. The second pair can be a saviour -
If you largely depend on loupes, why not to invest in the second pair? This may sound extravagant, but it can be a saviour. At Schultz, you can avail the second pair of loupes at bargained rates. If magnification and illumination is an essential part of your profession, take care of your equipment.
With the above measures, you can ensure your loupes have prolonged working life.
Schultz is one of the leading manufacturers/sellers of Dental Loupes in the US and Canada. Every single pair of Headlights and dental loupes for sale by Schultz is made with high- quality lenses, durable & sturdy frames, and lightweight materials.