A dental device designed for polishing and removing stains from teeth, powered by air and water pressure, which delivers a stream of processed sodium bicarbonate slurry mixture through a handpiece nozzle.
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air-pow·der pol·ish·er

(ār-pow'dĕr pol'ish-ĕr)
Air-powered device combining air and water pressure to deliver a controlled stream of abrasive through the handpiece nozzle to roughen or polish a tooth surface, depending on coarseness of agent.
Synonym(s): air abrasive, air polishing, air-powered abrasive, airbrasive.
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