We like to see our patients every six months for a professional cleaning, to ensure that you maintain a healthy smile. Regular dental visits, along with good home care, help prevent oral health issues. Professional cleanings involve the removal of tartar and stains with hand instruments, followed by polishing to eliminate remaining stains and plaque. Polishing is available in two methods, traditional paste and a rotating “brush” or a Prophy Jet. The Prophy Jet is a polishing unit that uses water pressure with a powder, like baking soda. This is a quicker and sometimes more effective way of removing plaque and stains without the residual “gritty” sensation from the traditional paste and brush. The results are a very clean feeling and a beautiful luster.