Westways Dental Office Uses Tote Pump

In this blog post the Westways Dental Blog would like to announce that we use a tote pump in our practice. Not only do we use this piece of equipment in the performance of our duties but we do so proudly. It is true that other dental offices have no use for such a piece of equipment because when used as it was designed to use there really is no practical application for a dental office. However, when used in certain “off label” modalities it can and is used by our office in various medical, dental procedures. Allow us to explain.


Pumps can be used in various ways for the purpose of proper dental hygiene. For example, the human mouth is full of saliva and other fluids that from time to time require extraction from said mouth. Pumps of all kinds can be used for this purpose. Sometimes, when working in a patient’s mouth an abundance of saliva builds up and requires extraction. This is exactly the point in time when a pump can be used to proper effect. Once the fluid in the form of saliva has been properly extracted from the patient’s mouth through the agency of the pump, the dental health professional is then in a good position to perform whatever procedure he or she intends to perform on the patient.

As the reader can already appreciate, a pump can be an effective tool for proper dental hygiene. Moreover, a dental health professional can make great use of a pump in the performance of his or her professional dental health procedures. As such, once the pump has been put into proper use, the dental health professional can then become a much more efficient dental health professional thus improving the experience for the patient.

Using a Drum Pump to Extract the Contents From a Drum of Tooth Paste

Dental offices have been known to use a drum pump in order to extract tooth paste from an industrial drum. It is no secret that dental offices go through a large amount of tooth past throughout the course of any business day. However, few dental office customers make their way into the back room of the dental office in order to see the drums containing the various dental office related products. For example, in addition to drums of tooth paste there are also drums of mouth wash as well. There may very well be drums of other substances as well.


One might reasonably wonder whether tooth paste would spoil if left to sit in an industrial drum for an overly long span of time. The answer to this is that tooth paste can last a long time without spoiling. Certainly, tooth paste can last the length of time that it would take for a standard dental practice to go through a drum of tooth paste. For this reason, an industrial drum is a perfect container for the purpose of a dental office to use in the storage of tooth paste.

Obviously, the first squirt of tooth paste to come out of a drum will be fresher than the last squirt to come out of the drum. However, the last drum will work with a similar degree of effectiveness as would the first squirt of tooth paste. As such, although the customer receiving the last squirt of tooth paste might be a little disappointed given his or her toothpaste might not be as pleasing to the taste, he or she can take comfort in the knowledge that the tooth paste he or she receives will preform as effectively despite the fact that it is older.