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Ultrasonic Tooth Cleaning & Prophy Jet

Dental plaque (a film of bacteria that forms on your teeth) is known to be the main cause of periodontal (gum) disease. When the bacteria settle on your teeth they form a whitish film called biofilm. Those that are not removed cause the formation of “pockets,” areas of separation between the teeth and their surrounding gums, in which plaque hardens into deposits known as calculus or tartar. The purpose of having your teeth cleaned regularly by a trained professional is to remove deposits of plaque and calculus. Removal of hard deposits on your teeth is called “scaling.” This can be done by ultrasonic power scalers.

How they work


These instruments use the energy of ultrasonic vibration to crush and remove hard, calcified deposits of calculus. They also create shock waves that disrupt bacterial cells. Use of these tools includes washing and flushing the pockets and any exposed root surfaces with water.

They are effective instruments for calculus removal in shallow gum pockets and in periodontal pockets greater than 4mm. They are very effective in removing calculus from root surfaces. Their small tips can penetrate deeper into periodontal pockets than manual instruments and are more comfortable to experience, and they are more effective for cleaning difficult nooks and crannies. Coolant sprays flush the area and remove bacteria and their products. They require less time than manual instruments.

Prophy Jet


Prophy Jet is an air-polishing prophylaxis system that uses air, water, and either sodium bicarbonate or a non-sodium powder to remove dental plaque, soft debris, and stains while simultaneously polishing teeth. Cleaning with a Prophy Jet is more effective than traditional polishing paste, offering the following benefits:


  • Gentler on your teeth.

  • Effectively eliminates surface stains from food, beverages, and smoking, restoring your teeth's natural brightness.

  • Reaches into tight spaces and crevices that traditional polishing pastes cannot, ensuring a thorough clean.

  • Provides a quicker and quieter experience, making your dental visits more efficient and comfortable.

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Valley View Dental

Dr. Irina Hayrapetyan DDS FAGD & her staff are eager to welcome you to their friendly dental practice!

Our goal is to help you enjoy a healthy smile that you're proud to share with the world. Embark on a dental experience with us, where your comfort and well-being are our top priorities.
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