At Dr. Gatti’s Advanced Dental Studio we now have available the option of a paste free polishing method. Many of our clients have already experienced this revolutionary new way of having their teeth polished. The polishing agent is impregnated into the polishing cup, thereby eliminating the need to dip the cup into a traditional gritty polishing paste. The result is a polishing procedure without the grit and splatter!
A study by the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Dentistry showed that the Butler Paste-Free Prophy is less abrasive on composite resin (tooth colored fillings) and enamel and provides a higher gloss finish than the paste products tested. The study shows it also maintains the original finish and gloss on porcelain, This is especially important for the many people with cosmetic restorations. In addition, tests conducted at the Indiana University School of Dentistry’s Oral Health Research Institute found that Butler Paste-Free Prophy cleans as well as traditional paste.
Of course, for those of you who prefer the traditional polishing method, we still have available the most up to date and leading polishing pastes available. Feel free to ask Dr. Gatti or one of our hygienists for more information.