Townie® Poll

Polishing

Poll conducted from 6/15/2011 To 7/15/2011

When do you usually polish?
665 total votes
15%
a. Before instrumentation
85%
b. After instrumentation
How much time do you usually spend polishing?
660 total votes
55%
a. Less than five minutes
35%
b. Six to seven minutes
10%
c. Eight to 10 minutes
Do you use high volume evacuation when polishing?
657 total votes
5%
a. Yes
89%
b. No
6%
c. Sometimes
Does your patient wear safety glasses when you polish?
655 total votes
52%
a. Yes
48%
b. No
What tips do you use when polishing?
656 total votes
74%
a. Just a rubber cup
21%
b. Rubber cup and bristle brush
5%
c. Rubber cup, bristle brush and polishing point
Which polishing paste grit do you use most often?
656 total votes
23%
a. Fine
47%
b. Medium
30%
c. Coarse
Which polishing paste do you use most often?
0 total votes
When do you use floss in conjunction with polishing?
662 total votes
10%
a. Before polishing
79%
b. After polishing
7%
c. Both before and after polishing
4%
d. Never
Were you taught “selective polishing” in school?
651 total votes
47%
a. Yes
53%
b. No
Do you practice “selective polishing” now?
654 total votes
29%
a. Yes
71%
b. No
Do you have access to an airpolisher?
657 total votes
35%
a. Yes
54%
b. No
11%
c. In a previous office
If you have experience with airpolishing, do you prefer it over rubber cup polishing?
494 total votes
23%
a. Yes
77%
b. No

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