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Brushes, Dental

Definition : Brushes designed to apply materials (e.g., resins) and to remove deposits (e.g., calculi) and/or debris from teeth and surrounding tissue during dental procedures. These brushes typically include a set of tufts of bristles or other flexible materials at the distal tip and a handle for proper manipulation or an appropriate configuration to be attached to a dental handpiece. Dental brushes are used in dental offices. Dedicated brushes are available for resin application in tooth cavities; application of antiseptic, medicine, and fluoride on the tooth surface; tooth prophylaxis; and removal of debris from gingival tissue.

Entry Terms : "Dental Brushes"

UMDC code : 21131


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