A prophylaxis cleaning is more commonly known as the “cleaning and polish.” We have state of the art equipment and new techniques to use to ensure that this cleaning is as comfortable and spa-like as possible. Our hygienist has an instrument that uses ultrasonic waves and water to gently vibrate tarter away from the tooth while simultaneously flushing away bacteria and plaque with an antimicrobial rinse. Hand instruments can also be used, when preferred, to provide that deeper clean below the level of the gum. After all of the tarter and plaque is thoroughly removed, the hygienist will then polish your teeth using an electric hand piece and a safe an effective pumice to polish and shine your enamel. The cleaning will be complete once your teeth have been flossed appropriately, and the doctor examines your home care and progress.