Is it possible to buy genuine dental tools at reasonable cost?

Is it possible to buy genuine dental tools at reasonable cost?

I'd like to purchase a small set of genuine dental tools for cleaning teeth and fishing out the occasional embedded food fragment from under gums. It seems as if many of the cheap sets available at well-known sites have poor-quality carbon steel handles inset with stainless steel tips. Are there inexpensive sets made entirely from stainless steel, and if so, is it worth purchasing such a set? I know there are different grades of so-called "stainless steel". I don't mind paying more for decent quality, but I don't want to be ripped off by a vendor that charges sky-high prices for tools that really aren't that much better.

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Answer by AD B
You might want to look into jewelry design equipment websites. I use them for carving wax models for casting into jewelry. It's been awhile but as far as I know you can get decent deals on equipment.

I don't know if you've tried it yet but you might also want to try E-Bay.

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