Do I leave BluTube in the water bottles overnight?
Yes! BluTube is designed to release a low-level antimicrobial into the dental unit’s waterlines when you activate your air/water syringe, scaler, or handpieces. Using your instruments pushes water through the straw and into the unit, allowing the straw to treat the incoming water. However, any water that sits overnight in your water bottle and is not actively being pushed through the straw is not being treated.
This is why we highly recommend emptying the water out of the bottle each night after seeing patients and placing the empty bottle back on the unit. It helps prevent untreated stagnant water from producing a potential biofilm in your water overnight.
For more information on best practices with BluTube feel free to check out our official Instructions for Use for BluTube.