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Dental Curettes

Dental curettes are specialised instruments dental professionals use during hygiene and periodontal treatments. They feature sharp yet delicate edges designed to precisely remove plaque and tartar build-up, particularly below the gum line and on tooth surfaces inaccessible to regular brushing and flossing.

In dental hygiene routines, curettes prevent gum disease by addressing areas that traditional cleaning methods miss. By eliminating hardened tartar accumulation, curettes help maintain healthy gums and prevent inflammation, bleeding, and potential bone loss.

For individuals with periodontal disease, curettes become even more essential. During deep cleaning procedures known as scaling and root planing, curettes meticulously remove tartar and smooth tooth-root surfaces, creating a clean environment for gum tissue healing and regeneration.

The Types Of Curettes

Diverse options are available for curettes, each tailored to address specific challenges. Here's a glimpse into the most common types:

  • Universal Curettes: Adaptable to various tooth surfaces, these offer versatility for general cleaning.
  • Gracey Curettes: These unique shapes perfectly hug individual tooth sections for targeted scaling.

Orien Dental Supplies also provides other hygiene products like scalers

 

Curette Sterilisation Process

Dental curettes demand proper care to ensure their efficacy and longevity. Here's your guide to keeping them in top shape:

  1. Immediately after use, rinse curettes thoroughly under running water to remove all debris.
  2.  Immerse them in an enzymatic cleaner specifically designed for dental instruments, following the manufacturer's instructions.
  3. Utilise an ultrasonic cleaner for deeper disinfection, ensuring all hidden contaminants are eliminated.
  4. Meticulously hand-dry each curette with a soft cloth to prevent water spots and potential corrosion.

You should also maintain a sharp edge, crucial for curette effectiveness. 

The final step is sterilisation, ensuring the complete elimination of microorganisms. This process typically involves an autoclave, which utilises heat, pressure, and steam for guaranteed sterilisation.

 

Buy a Dental Curette

At Orien Dental Supplies, we understand curettes' critical role in maintaining optimal oral health. That's why we offer a diverse selection of premium curettes, crafted to meet the demanding needs of dental professionals like you. Explore our curette selection online or contact our dedicated team for personalised recommendations.

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