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J Am Dent Assoc. 1980 Dec;101(6):923-5.

A new prophylaxis instrument: effect on enamel alterations.


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.

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