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Medical professionals of all specialties have embraced scrubs as a practical uniform. What was once only worn by surgeons, nurses, and other hospital personnel in operating rooms is now the preferred work attire for dentists, dental hygienists, and veterinarians too. One of the main benefits of wearing scrubs is they minimize the spread of germs, and they keep wearers from bringing them home with them. Although scrubs are not particularly fashionable, those who wear scrubs for work should always buy properly fitting, comfortable sets. Since many are made from cotton, it is important to read the label to see if your scrubs will shrink after washing. Buying scrubs too small is a waste of money, and wearing them too large can impede movement and get in the way of your important work. Drawstrings are convenient and comfortable; they allow you to adjust the waistband to what feels best. Pockets are another feature to check for when buying a pair of scrubs. The more pockets you have, the better. Any nurse in a busy hospital knows how easily a pen can go missing as soon as it's put down. The color or print is one of the last factors to consider; whereas the scrubs market was once dominated by blue and green, manufacturers have expanded their lines to include so much more. Many offices have color coordinating requirements for their staff, so it is important to know if these codes exist prior to buying scrubs. For example, pediatric employees often wear scrubs with cartoony prints or fun patterns. When buying scrubs, remember comfort, pockets, and color are the three main factors to choose from.