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Manufacturers of autoclaves require distilled water or deionized water for proper function.  The process of distillation removes impurities and provides the cleanest water possible.  Our steamed distilled water produce 99.9% pure water .  Every bottle has a date code. At any time you can ask for an email of an independent lab analysis for that lot.

Can I Use Tap Water for my dental equipment?

No.  Tap water has too many impurities and may cause your autoclave to abort the cycle.  If tap water is used, it will cause the autoclave to require frequent cleaning and maintenance. Causing your business more money.

Can I Use Mineral Water?

No. There are impurities in mineral water that will cause your autoclave to not function properly. The minerals that are found in this water can damage your machine

Can I Use Boiled Water?

No.  Boiled water is not pure water.  Boiling only kills biological contaminants.

RO vs Distilled Water

While Reverse Osmosis provides better results than tap water, it is not pure water.  Purified water and filtered water are two different things.  Reverse Osmosis is hyper filtration and does remove as many contaminants, and does not filter out ions with no charge such as organics.  The distillation process removes sodium and other common minerals better.

Is Distilled Water Just for Autoclaves?

Distilled water is for much more than autoclaves. Distilled water is a valuable tool for dentists, yet many dentists don’t fully realize how important distilled water is in a wide variety of uses around the office. First of all, let’s take a look at what distilled water is. In the distillation process, tap water undergoes prolonged boiling, which kills bacteria and other biological contaminants. Then the pure steam rises and is separated and cooled back down into liquid water. The contaminants that were in the boiling tank are simply drained away. The result is water that has been boiled, sterilized and purified. Here are some of the uses for distilled water in a dental office.

AUTOCLAVES: You should only use distilled water in autoclaves. The use of tap water in autoclaves greatly increases the amount of cleaning needed, increases the amount of cleaning chemicals used and can reduce the lifespan of the autoclave. This has been such a problem with autoclave manufacturers that they have now started to install purity sensors that don’t allow the machine to operate if distilled water is not used. If you don’t have an autoclave that forces you to use distilled water, you will soon.

DENTAL UNITS & HANDPIECES: Since dental units and hand pieces are very susceptible to bacteria and biofilm contamination, it’s vital that only distilled water be introduced to dental units. The unfortunate fact is that there are numerous cases of biological contamination of tap water across the country each year. For patient safety, dangerous water borne pathogens such as E. Coli, cryptosporidium, giardia and others must not be introduced to the dental unit water lines. Using distilled water is only the first step though. You should still use sterilization tablets to kill any bacteria existing in the lines.