Distilled water is most certainly better to use in your dental units than tap water. The reason is simple. Tap water can be contaminated with harmful biological contaminants, while distilled …
PROBLEM #1: Bacteria & Biofilm
According to the American Dental Association, dental unit waterlines have been shown to harbor a wide variety of bacteria, fungi, and protozoans.
PROBLEM #2: Sensitive Autoclaves
New autoclaves and Statim® machines require very pure water on a consistent basis or they will not operate properly, will require more frequent cleaning and maintenance, and could have a shortened lifespan.
PROBLEM #3: Expensive Bottled Water
All dentists should use distilled water in their dental units and autoclaves, but bottled distilled water is heavy, wastes employee time, and is expensive.