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Instrument Sharpening

On-Site Sharpening Available to Indianapolis and Surrounding Areas.

Dental Instrument Sharpening

Your dental tools need to be sharpened regularly and it needs to be done quickly. Bauer Dental, from Indiana, provides dental instrument sharpening for hygienists nationwide. We are happy to discuss your regular procedures with you to ensure that you get the most out of your instruments. At the low mail order price of just $1.15 per end for the sharpening of dental cleaning tools, we offer an incredible value. If your tools have worn metal tips, consider our retipping service.

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Maintaining Your Dental Tools

Dull instruments are inefficient and difficult to use, which is why dental instrument sharpening is an essential part of your practice. Unfortunately, it is rarely done on a consistent basis. Do you know a dental hygienist who likes to sharpen their instruments? Probably not - the ones we know hate to sharpen their dental instruments.

Is your patient comfortable? Dull instruments can cause longer patient visits because it can take longer to remove calculus from the teeth. Some calculus may also be missed because the instrument is too dull to detect it. As the instrument becomes increasingly difficult to use, your hand may begin to cramp. This is the last thing you need.

Many offices are waiting longer than they should to sharpen. Some are even waiting way too long to sharpen. We see them all the time. Extremely dull instruments take longer to sharpen and more metal has to come off to re-gain the edge. This process costs you more money in the end. Our sharpening service in Indiana save you valuable time and your hard-earned money.

Improper Sharpening & Cleaning

Some offices use a stone, which is a great way to sharpen dental instruments; however, it takes a great deal of time and skill to keep the original edge. We would bet that if you use a stone, your blade edges are inconsistent. If there is more than one person doing your sharpening, then the edges are certainly inconsistent. With a magnification glass, look at your edges under a light. Are the edges smooth or irregular? Even if the instrument is reasonably sharp, the instrument may slip or gouge.

Review your current procedures for the autoclave and instrument cleaning. Improper cleaning can leave organic material on the blade and causes corrosion. If the autoclave is set too high, the instruments stay wet too long and cause corrosion. Attention to these procedures will save you money in the long run.

Clean Dental Tools