A new prophylaxis instrument: effect on enamel alterations.

D. E. Willmann, B. K. Norling, W. N. Johnson

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A study was made to determine the efficacy of a new jet abrasive tooth-polishing device and its effect on enamel surfaces. Extracted teeth with extrinsic stain were polished with the jet abrasive. Smoothed enamel surfaces were polished with the jet abrasive, a rubber cup with paste, and an ultrasonic instrument. The surface alterations were then compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)923-925
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association (1939)
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1980


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  • Dentistry(all)

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