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German term or phrase:feine Sandstrahlen
English translation:fine abrasion tools
Entered by: Gabrielle Lyons
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09:36 Feb 20, 2008
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German to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Dentistry / tooth cleaning
German term or phrase: feine Sandstrahlen
"Die Verfärbungen und weichen Beläge können mit Handinstrumenten und/oder verschiedenen maschinellen Methoden mechanisch entfernt werden. Gängige Methoden sind das „Abrütteln“ mit Ultraschallgeräten, das „feine Sandstrahlen“ mit Salz-/Pulver-Wasserstrahl-Gemischen oder das „Abschleifen“ mit feinsten Schmirgelstreifen oder -scheiben"

"Sandblasting teeth" just isn't right in English, but what do hygienists call this?

I'll blame it on my cold, but I'm really struggling with this sentence. More questions coming on other terms from it!
Gabrielle Lyons
Local time: 00:29

Summary of answers provided
3sandblastingZ.E. Ball

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(feine) Sandstrahlen

sand polishing sounds nicer but sand blasting is what I found used most frequently.

The Internet Journal of Dental Science TM
Studies have proven that sandblasting enhanced the bond strength between composite resin and metals by at least three hundred percent 9 . Claims have also been made that adhesion promoters (Metal primers) can also increase the metal composite bond strength


Note added at 1 hr (2008-02-20 10:39:56 GMT)


also found sand cleaning (but the source is a cz one)

Note added at 3 hrs (2008-02-20 12:55:02 GMT)

"MICRO CAB™ is dentistry's best compact dust collection unit for dental sandblasting. "

Sandblasting metal bridges, crowns, and posts is crucial to effectively bond metal to tooth structure.
www.clinicianschoice.com/procedureProductBottle.php?id=48 - 6k


Note added at 3 hrs (2008-02-20 13:26:00 GMT)

Dental Materials - Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials

"The aim of this study was to determine the effect of laser surface treatment of Ni–Cr alloy on the tensile bond strength of a proprietary composite resin (Panavia 21) in comparison with a conventional sandblasting technique."

*fine sandblasting*

Nowak Dental Supplies Inc.
"Recyclable Blaster and Fine Sandblasting Unit in One"

From: PubMed - A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
and the National Institutes of Health
"Maximal retention was observed on cobalt-chromium alloy that had undergone fine sandblasting and electrobrightening.."


Note added at 4 hrs (2008-02-20 13:58:59 GMT)

OK...here are some more.....

"Students also gain experience using a microabrasion unit,laser technology to detect cavities before they become visible,a laser sandblasting unit to replace drilling,..."

(Kinetic Cavity Preparation)
The KCP can be used as an alternative to “the drill” in many procedures. It is a miniature sandblaster that uses a pressurized stream of abrasive powder to literally spray away decay without heat, vibration or the whining noise of the dental handpiece. In most cases, we do not even need to use anesthetic.

"Air Abrasion is simply applying the principal of sand blasting to teeth.....but on a miniature level. We use a tiny sand blasting unit, aim it at the decay, and within seconds, the soft part of the tooth is blown away......removed by a stream of abrasive sand you can't hear or feel."

"Professional dental hygiene using intraoral sandblasting with. aluminium oxide was first described in 1945.."

Note added at 4 hrs (2008-02-20 14:07:17 GMT)

Maybe this term would be suitable.

****air abrasion****

How Does Air Abrasion Work?

"An instrument that works like a mini sandblaster is used to spray away decay. During air abrasion, a fine stream of particles is aimed at the decayed portion of the tooth. These particles are made of silica, aluminum oxide, or a baking soda mixture and are propelled toward the tooth surface by compressed air or a gas that runs through the dental handpiece. Small particles of decay on the tooth surface are removed as the stream of particles strikes them. The particles of decay are then "suctioned" away."
www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/air-abrasion - 105k

www.dentalcare-indiatour.com/drill_less_filling.html - 37k

Z.E. Ball
Local time: 01:29
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Notes to answerer
Asker: My context is clearly to do with professional tooth cleaning. From your examples, it looks as though sandblasting may be used to make dentures etc, but not in the patient's mouth!

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neutral  Ingeborg Gowans: not for teeth!
2 hrs
  -> Thanks for sharing your opinion but I think you should check again.
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Changes made by editors
Feb 21, 2008 - Changes made by Gabrielle Lyons:
Created KOG entryKudoZ term » KOG term
Feb 20, 2008 - Changes made by Marcus Malabad:
Term asked (feine) Sandstrahlen » feine Sandstrahlen

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