We’ve all had patients with an enormous amount of stain on their teeth, and no matter how much prophy paste you use, the chances of getting ALL the stain off is slim-to-none. Even more, when you go to place a sealant or a class V restoration, the biofilm around these areas can be tenacious and an adequate adhesive bond can be difficult to achieve.
To help with these issues, numerous powder spray systems have come to market over the last few years. Each have been a step in the right direction; however, improvements were needed in term of the precision of spray, ergonomics of the unit, visualization of the field, access to subgingival areas, and ease of operation.
The PROPHYflexTM 4 by KaVo addresses these issues head on. In particular, the precision of the spray is immediately noticeable the first time the unit is used. The powder properly cleans the surface of the tip it’s being aimed at, without causing a large mist that covers the patient’s entire face. Different powders are available ranging from a fine glycine for subgingival usage to sodium bicarbonate for removing stubborn stains. Being that the tip can rotate 360 degrees, it allows proper access to all areas of a patient’s detention. This is particularly evident when a patient has had recession, and a traditional prophy cup cannot access the cervical area of tooth structure interproximally. The tip of the PROPHYflexTM 4 can easily be angled to properly clean these areas. The bottom line is that the PROPHYflexTM 4 by KaVo saves you time, offers better precision, and provides a noticeable difference for patients.
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