Hand washing - how to successfully protect yourself against infections

One of the most effective ways to avoid spreading germs on a daily basis is as simple as a thorough wash of your hands. This article will look at the importance of regularly washing your hands.

When is a hand wash needed? dental supplies


Any circumstance where germs are potentially transmitted - you should wash your hands! Key instances of germs spreading include:

  • Sneezing or blowing your nose

  • Coming into contact with already sick people

  • Patting any pets

  • Before and eating a meal

  • Handling any type of rubbish/garbage


The best way to wash my hands?

To ensure your hands are germ free- make use of these key measures when washing your hands:

  • Following wetting your hands with cold or warm water, lather them with soap

  • With the soap, scrub your hands for approximately 20 seconds

  • After a solid scrub, rinse your hands under running water and dry.


Other tips on hand hygiene:

Although hand sanitizer is helpful in maintaining hand hygiene- it should only be used when there is no soap and water to wash your hands! Sanitzer does not remove all types of germs and is less effective when hands are visibly dirty.


Ensure you’re regularly washing your hands to fight the spread of germs as the end of Winter approaches!