Screw-In Dental Prophy Cup

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Model Number: NH-88843

Brand: Niche Healthcare

A prophy cup, short for prophylaxis cup, is a dental tool used in dental prophylaxis procedures, which involve the professional cleaning and polishing of a patient’s teeth. The prophy cup is typically attached to a dental handpiece and used in conjunction with a prophylaxis paste to remove stains and plaque from the surfaces of teeth

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Description

Prophy Cup 
 
Disposable prophy cup with natural rubber material, latex free.
For polishing the tooth surface, achieves a high shine quickly.
Disposable for patient safety.
 
Material: TPE
Colour: White/blue/green/grey
Type: 4 webs,6 webs.
Handle: latch type
Cup Diameter: 6.3mm/0.25inch
Shank Diameter: 2.33mm/0.9inch

A prophy cup, short for prophylaxis cup, is a dental tool used in dental prophylaxis procedures, which involve the professional cleaning and polishing of a patient’s teeth. The prophy cup is typically attached to a dental handpiece and used in conjunction with a prophylaxis paste to remove stains and plaque from the surfaces of teeth. Here’s how a prophy cup is commonly used within dental settings:

  1. Cleaning and Polishing: The primary purpose of the prophy cup is to clean and polish the surfaces of teeth. It is attached to a low-speed dental handpiece, which is commonly used for prophylaxis procedures.

  2. Prophylaxis Paste Application: Before using the prophy cup, a dental professional applies a special prophylaxis paste to the cup. This paste often contains abrasives, such as fluoride or pumice, which aid in the removal of stains and plaque.

  3. Rotation Action: Once the prophy cup is loaded with prophylaxis paste, the dental professional places it against the surfaces of the teeth. The cup is set in motion, typically rotating, creating a polishing action against the tooth surfaces.

  4. Removal of Stains: The abrasiveness of the prophylaxis paste, combined with the rotational movement of the prophy cup, helps remove extrinsic stains from the teeth. These stains may result from factors such as coffee, tea, tobacco, or certain foods.

  5. Plaque and Biofilm Removal: The prophy cup is effective in removing soft plaque and biofilm from tooth surfaces. While it may not be as effective in removing hardened calculus (tartar), it contributes to the overall cleaning process.

  6. Enhanced Aesthetics: Prophylaxis procedures with a prophy cup contribute to the aesthetic improvement of the teeth by achieving a smoother and cleaner appearance. This is particularly valued in routine dental cleanings and cosmetic dentistry.

  7. Patient Comfort: Prophy cups are generally well-tolerated by patients. The gentle polishing action helps create a smooth tooth surface, and the procedure is often considered comfortable.

  8. Access to Tooth Surfaces: The design of the prophy cup allows dental professionals to access various tooth surfaces, including occlusal surfaces, facial surfaces, and interproximal areas. This comprehensive cleaning is important for preventive dental care.

  9. Contraindications: While prophy cups are effective for cleaning and polishing, they are not suitable for use on restorative materials such as dental crowns or veneers. In such cases, alternative polishing methods may be employed.

Prophy cups are an integral part of dental prophylaxis and hygiene procedures. They contribute to maintaining optimal oral health, preventing dental issues, and enhancing the overall appearance of the teeth. Dental professionals often use different types of prophy cups based on factors such as patient comfort, the area of the mouth being treated, and the specific prophylaxis paste being used.

 
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