Dental Instruments – Towel Clamps
Dental towel clamps, also known as bib clips or napkin holders, are small, spring-loaded clips used to hold dental bibs or towels in place during dental procedures. They are typically made of metal or plastic and have a hinge mechanism that allows them to be opened and closed easily.
Dental towel clamps are used to attach dental bibs or towels to the patient’s clothing or neck, providing a barrier to protect the patient’s clothing from dental materials, such as water, saliva, and debris, during the procedure. They can also help to keep the dental bib or towel in place and prevent it from sliding or falling off.
Dental towel clamps come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Some have a clip-on design that allows them to be attached directly to the dental bib or towel, while others have a loop or hook design that requires the use of a string or cord to attach the bib or towel.
The use of dental towel clamps helps to improve the efficiency and safety of dental procedures by reducing the risk of contamination and preventing the patient’s clothing from becoming soiled. They are easy to use and can be sterilized for repeated use, making them a cost-effective solution for dental practices.
Proper cleaning and sterilization of dental towel clamps is important to prevent the spread of infection. They should be cleaned and disinfected after each use, and any damaged or worn clamps should be replaced promptly. It is also important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use and to choose the appropriate size and style of clamp for the specific dental bib or towel being used.