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What is Dental Prophylaxis?

A dental prophylaxis is a treatment performed by teeth cleaning dentists that thoroughly cleanses the teeth and gums. This dental treatment stops the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease as it keeps the oral cavity in proper health and halts the progression of gum disease.

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleaning Include:

Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets. An experienced teeth cleaning dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.

A healthier looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the aesthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.

Fresher breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria by a teeth cleaning dentist can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.

Professional dental cleaning can be performed at our office by our staff of knowledgeable and experienced teeth cleaning dentists. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but dental prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Erwin Abad can use to effectively halt its progression.

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FAQs

How often should you have cleanings done?

Routine cleaning should be scheduled twice a year for preventative measures but those that suffer from periodontitis should schedule an appointment with teeth cleaning dentists every 3-4 months.

What can I expect during dental cleanings?

Thorough teeth cleaning consists of inspecting your mouth for gum disease, inflammation, pocketing, tartar, and stains. We will also clean, polish, floss your teeth, examine your x-rays and discuss any additional treatments that may be needed.

How can I schedule a teeth cleaning appointment?

You can schedule a teeth cleaning appointment with a dentist by visiting our contact page where you’ll be able to provide information and request an appointment. Our team will read over your info and reach out to you to set up your teeth cleaning appointment.

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