Teeth Cleaning Prophy Brushes

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Model Number: NH-00104

Brand: Niche Healthcare

Prophy brushes, short for prophylaxis brushes, are dental instruments used for polishing and cleaning the surfaces of teeth during dental prophylaxis or professional dental cleanings.


Prophy Brushes

Disposable polishing prophy brushes with colourful nylon tip and metal shank, single use.

Used for stain removal and polishing.

Prepares surface for sealant and orthodontic procedures.

For professional dental application only.


Material: nylon tips with metal sticks.

Colour: White/blue/green/yellow/red

Type: tapered type, flat type, cup-shape type.

Shank diameter: 2.35mm.Length: 24mm.


Prophy brushes, short for prophylaxis brushes, are dental instruments used for polishing and cleaning the surfaces of teeth during dental prophylaxis or professional dental cleanings. These procedures are typically part of routine dental care to maintain optimal oral health. Here’s how prophy brushes are used within dental settings:

  • Removal of Plaque and Stains: Prophy brushes are effective in removing dental plaque and stains from the surfaces of teeth. Plaque is a soft, sticky film of bacteria that can accumulate on teeth and contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Stains may result from various factors, including food and beverages like coffee or tea.
  • Polishing: Prophy brushes are often used in conjunction with a special polishing paste. The rotational movement of the brush, combined with the abrasive nature of the paste, helps polish the tooth surfaces, giving them a smooth and shiny appearance.
  • Prophylaxis Procedures: Prophy brushes are a key component of dental prophylaxis procedures, which involve the thorough cleaning and polishing of the teeth. Dental hygienists commonly use prophy brushes during these procedures to ensure the removal of plaque and stains.
  • Surface Smoothing: The polishing action of prophy brushes not only enhances the appearance of teeth but also contributes to surface smoothing. This can make it more difficult for plaque and bacteria to adhere to tooth surfaces, promoting better oral hygiene.
  • Accessibility: Prophy brushes come in various shapes and sizes to accommodate different tooth surfaces and areas of the mouth. This ensures that dental professionals can effectively clean and polish all teeth, including those in hard-to-reach areas.
  • Different Types: Prophy brushes can be made from various materials, including nylon, natural bristles, or a combination of both. Some brushes are designed for general cleaning and polishing, while others may have specialized shapes for specific dental applications.
  • Comfort for Patients: Prophy brushes are generally well-tolerated by patients. The polishing procedure, when performed using prophy brushes, is often considered less uncomfortable than other dental procedures, contributing to a positive patient experience.
  • Preventive Care: Prophylaxis procedures using prophy brushes play a crucial role in preventive dental care. Regular cleanings help prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of dental problems such as cavities and gum disease.

It’s important to note that while prophy brushes are effective in polishing and cleaning, they are not intended for the removal of heavy deposits of tartar (calculus). Scaling instruments, such as scalers and curettes, are typically used for the removal of calculus during dental cleanings. The use of prophy brushes is a routine part of maintaining oral health and preventing dental issues.


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