Smart powder for dentine desensitization – –The key to success

6 Jun 2017 - 4513
Fig. 1

Desensitizing powder (pro Sylc) applied with AquaCare iTip.

Fig. 2

Structure of dentin.

Fig. 3

Initial situation, dentine exposure.

Fig. 4

Surface treatment.

Fig. 5

Before & after.

Fig. 6

The “smart powder”.

Fig. 7

Air-polishing procedure: before & after.

Fig. 8

Treated dentin surfaces; different microscopic images (courtesy of Prof. Salvatore Sauro) of bioactive smear layer.

Fig. 9

AquaCare units.



Air-flow applied Sylc (NovaMin) does not only remove discoloration, but it also offers a rapid, efficient and long-lasting solution for dentine hypersensitivity. The smart unit of Aqua-Care allows the clinician to apply Sylc (NovaMin) with ease, which makes it an indispensable instrument of the modern dental office.


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