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Teeth Cleaning

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

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Professional teeth cleaning is an effective procedure for keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.

  • 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. The experienced eye of a 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, however, there may be other contributing causes such as gastrointestinal, respiratory, and sinus disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and gum infection can result in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria at our office can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.

Get a Dental Cleaning With Us

Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) is a quick, painless procedure taking approximately 10 minutes to perform. We highly recommend you take advantage of this service as part of your routine cleaning appointment. The goal of this laser dental treatment is to eliminate the bacteria causing the inflammation and restore gums to a healthy pink. We are not only cleaning teeth and creating beautiful smiles, but also enhancing your overall health and longevity which is why we are so passionate about periodontal therapy. Consider your dental cleaning with us a practice of oral preventive and therapeutic medicine.

We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure if all is healthy, but should be completed every 3-4 months for anyone with gingivitis or periodontitis. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely cured, but prophylaxis is one of the tools that can effectively halt its recurrence and progression.

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