This is probably the most ignored, yet most important
procedure when using an Electric File. The care you
take to keep your Bits sanitary should be at the same
level as your other professional implements.
Would you ever use a dirty and non-sanitized hand file
on a client? The same logic applies to your Electric
File Bits, which can be just as easily cleaned and sanitized
between customers. A dirty Bit harbors the same health
problems as a dirty hand file. Cleaning includes the
removal of acrylic dust and residue build up within
the grits or flute cuts on your Bits and must be cleaned
out periodically for the Bits to remain sharp. You can
use Medicool's wire brush to do this or soak the cutting
Bits in a cleaning solution to help dissolve this acrylic
material. Once your Diamond, Sapphire or Carbide Bits
have been thoroughly cleaned, submerge them completely
in disinfecting solution and leave them for the time
recommended to sanitize them.
Bits should be cleaned and disinfected between each
use. Store all bits in a clean, dry container until
you are ready to use them.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Bits
After each use clean bits to remove debris from the
surface by either washing with a brush and soap and
water, or immersing in acetone for 5 to 10 minutes.
* Acetone is not a disinfectant, it is a solvent
used for cleaning
After cleaning, completely immerse bits in liquid disinfectant
that is approved for use by your state regulatory guidelines
for the time required on the label.
Remove portion of bit used on client by holding the
bit vertical on the surface of a course file. With the
machine on, press down until past the used portion.
(similar to sharpening a pencil)
Completely immerse bits in an approved disinfectant.
Sanding Bands or Sleeves
These are single-use disposable items and cannot be
saved or reused. After each initial use discard in a