prophy angle


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prophy angle

In dentistry, a wheel containing pieces of wire. It is used for cleaning metal surfaces.
See also: angle
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You should use normal pressure when cleaning with the new PasteFree prophy angle. If you do experience stalling or spinning, you may be applying too much pressure on the angle.
The company's consumables product offering includes disposable and metal prophy angles, prophy cups and brushes, dental micro-applicators, moisture control products, infection control products, dental handpieces (drills) and related components, endodontic systems, orthodontic toothbrushes, flavoured examination gloves and other products.
The company's consumables product offering includes disposable and metal prophy angles, prophy cups and brushes, dental micro-applicators, moisture control products, infection control products, dental drills, endodontic systems, orthodontic toothbrushes, flavored examination gloves, children's toothbrushes, and children's toothpastes.