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I am just curious I know the nail tech says it's like a dental tool, but does anybody uses a tool like this to clean the nail plate?, if so what's the name of it?, looks interesting Confusedhock:.
Thank you for your answers Big Grin

Here is the link to the vid;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAmsPOz7TFY
i don't know the name of it but i've definitely seen something like that when i get my teeth cleaned! lol
it looks like a dental too. I have several dental tools I got from a local dental office that I use for nail art tools and one looks similar to that one.
You can get it at Sally's. It's a cuticle pusher with a rasp on one end for preventing ingrown toenails. I use it all the time.
I use lots of dental tools for nails, they're really perfect for what we do. Ebay sells lots of them...
Thank you ladies for your replies!!, for sure I am going to take a closer look next time I will be at Sally's, e-bay, a closer dental office or at my local flea market Big Grin.

@ShawnaMayo lol! Big Grin
The one thing you do have to be aware when dealing with some dental tools is that some have very sharp pointy ends. I've taken those that I get like that and dulled the ends, once done, they make great pedi tools for getting under the corners of ingrowing toenails so they can be lifted and clipped.
Quote:Donna in Huntsville, TX. :
> The one thing you do have to be aware when dealing with some dental tools is
> that some have very sharp pointy ends. I've taken those that I get like that
> and dulled the ends, once done, they make great pedi tools for getting under
> the corners of ingrowing toenails so they can be lifted and clipped.

Thank you Donna! , I will keep that in mind. :wink:
Quote:sachi :
> have a look at these
>
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/24-Wax-Probes-Ma...ental-Tool-
> NIB-/360417564808?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53ea8f9888#ht_3023wt_1257

Thanks Sachi!. Big Grin
I use one like that, too. The person who gave it to us called it an "excavator", but I've heard it called other "dental" names. I was wary at first, but I wouldn't use anything else now for a manicure. It curves and hugs the nail, removes a lot of cuticle and doesn't scrape nail layers off like some flat-edged tools. I was lucky enough to find them sold at zamberg.com and highly recommend it.
Thank you Michie! Big Grin .
It's called a curette and it's a fantastic bit of kit.
Make sure you get one made of stainless steel.
Thank you Roo! Smile, I thought I had one already lol, but I just searched and you are right! I guess there are different ones Confusedhock:
Quote:Michie :
> I use one like that, too. The person who gave it to us called it an "excavator",
> but I've heard it called other "dental" names. I was wary at first, but I
> wouldn't use anything else now for a manicure. It curves and hugs the nail,
> removes a lot of cuticle and doesn't scrape nail layers off like some flat-
> edged tools. I was lucky enough to find them sold at zamberg.com and highly
> recommend it.

Michie I hope you read this post again. I went ot the store and found the page but there are several to choose from, which one is for fingernails? can you please help me?.
Thank you. Smile