Prophy Angles

Some prophy angles can be used multiple times and autoclaved between patients, but it is more common to see single-use disposable prophy angles in dental offices. These dental disposables are individually wrapped to prevent cross-contamination. Prophy angles are used in conjunction with prophy paste to remove stains and plaque from tooth surfaces. The angle will have either a cupped tip or a brush tip which is used to remove stains on occlusal surfaces. Prophy angles may be purchased in firm or soft. Many are designed to rotate in a way that reduces splatter during use.

A few dental companies that make prophy angles are Dentsply Professional, Sultan Healthcare, and Keystone Industries.