The Portable Air Cleaning Device
Air cleaning system for removal of stains and bacterial plaque, cleaning of enamel surfaces prior to fissure sealing. The PROPHYflex 3 features a shorter, more ergonomic handle; a lighter plastic reservoir and a new improved design. MULTIflex connection, sterilizable up to 275°F (135°C), 44 psi. Water 7.2-10 psi.
Before & After cleaning with KaVo PROPHYflex 3 portable Air Cleaner
Scanning electron micrograph at 20 times magnification.
Indications for Dental Air Abrasion
- Fast and pain-free removal of plaque and stains.
- Cleaning of enamel before etching for subsequent fissure sealing.
- Cleaning of occlusal surfaces prior to the use of the KaVo DIAGNOdent caries detector.
- Preparation of cavities for improved bonding between enamel and filling materials.
- Cleaning of implant surfaces.
PROPHYflex 3 Features
- Very light for unsurpassed ergonomics.
- Shorter than previous model: much better handling, particularly in anatomically difficult situations.
- New tip: increased cleaning power through improved focusing and perfect concentration of the powder jet.
- The light weight, closable powder chamber can be easily removed and cleaned for refilling.
- Can be used with new sodium-free PROPHYpearls or the traditional orange sodium-bicarbonate powder.
- Simple to operate on the KaVo MULTIflex coupler: can easily be taken from room to room.
- The grip sleeve features 360° swivel. This means more comfort and better access during air abrasion procedures.
- 2 plastic lids supplied for air-tight closure of the powder container prevents water condensation.
- The tip can be easily removed for sterilization, disinfection and cleaning. The tip and the KaVo PROPHYflex 3 are sterilizable up to 275°F in an autoclave.
Dental Air Abrasion Procedure
When using the PROPHYflex 3 Portable Air Cleaner, the angle of incidence of the spray jet should be 60-90° relative to the longitudinal axis of the tooth. Always work away from the gum, from red to white.
KaVo PROPHYflex 3 operates in a very simple way. The powder container contains sufficient powder for professional tooth cleaning. Compressed air is supplied to the handpiece via the KaVo MULTIflex coupling. When the foot control is pressed, compressed air flows into the powder container. It mixes uniformly with the powder, and the mixture flows to the exit of the cannula.
At the same time, the water – strictly separated from air and powder – is fed to the exit. There, the water sheath surrounds the powder/air mixture. Two non-return valves prevent the mixture from flowing back to the MULTIflex coupling.