prophylaxis powder sensitive -
glycine powder

subgingival air polishing with mectron glycine powder

Glycine powders have much smaller particles (D50 < 25 μm) than sodium carbonate powders and are water soluble. They have a sweet taste.

Allows safe and efficacious removal of subgingival biofilms in patients receiving periodontal maintenance care. The removal of intra-oral biofilm in patients with orthodontic appliances and the prevention or treatment of peri-implant infections can be added to the extensive list of air-polishing applications with easyjet perio and  mectron glycine powder.

reduction of pocket depth

The use of a glycine powder leads to a reduction in pocket depth comparable with conventional scaling and root planing*. The benefit is easier handling, faster treatment and better patient acceptance. Patients report less pain and a more pleasant taste with glycine powders.



* Petersilka GJ, Tunkel J, Barakos K, Heinecke A, Häberlein I, Flemmig TF: Subgingival plaque removal at interdental sites using a low abrasive air-polishing powder. J periodontol 2003; 74:307-311

Petersilka GJ, Bell M, Häberlein I, Mehl A, Hickel R, Flemmig TF: In vitro evaluation of novel low abrasive air polishing powders. J Clin periodontol 2003; 30(1):9-13

Petersilka GJ, Steinmann D, Häberlein I, Heinecke A, Flemmig TF: Subgingival plaque removal in buccal and lingual sites using a novel low abrasive airpolishing powder. J Clin periodontol 2003; 30(1):328-333