Dental Hygiene / Prophy-Jet Polishing
Good oral hygiene keeps teeth free from dental plaque buildup, prevents cavities and fights bad breath.
Your home oral hygiene routine should consist of regular brushing and flossing. A healthy diet that is low in sugary foods is also an essential part of good oral hygiene. Regular dental visits every six months allow your dentist to provide oral hygiene instructions.
That fresh feeling you get when you leave the dental practice after professional dental cleanings is like no other. Ever wonder why you can’t achieve it on your own?
Dentists have special tools that remove deposits from our teeth, leaving our mouths feeling cleaner than when we practice good oral hygiene at home.
During your dental cleaning teeth are polished using either a polishing brush or cup with polishing paste on a conventional hand piece or a Prophy-Jet. The Prophy-Jet is an air polishing system that combines water and baking soda to remove stains and debris from teeth.
What’s the Difference?
The Prophy-Jet is a high-tech alternative to the instrument dentists have been using for years. Whereas traditional polishing relies on a rotating rubber cup containing abrasive paste to clean your teeth, the Prophy-Jet sprays high-pressured water to blast away soft deposits such as dental plaque. Baking soda acts as a pumice to scour off extrinsic tooth stains caused by foods, drinks or smoking.