A dental cleaning, or prophylaxis, is a cleaning treatment performed by your dentist in which they focus on cleaning plaque and calculus from your teeth and gums. Teeth cleaning is a very important dental procedure which can prevent many periodontal diseases.
- Plaque removal. Plaque buildup on teeth is a common cause for periodontal disease such as tooth decay and gingivitis. Brushing and flossing are good ways to help prevent plaque from building but it's difficult to remove all of it. Our dentists have the specialized tools and experience necessary to remove all damaging plaque buildup that brushing and flossing simply cannot accomplish.
- Better breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is a common symptom of poor oral health. Tooth decay, plaque buildup, and decaying food/bacteria in your mouth are all contributors of bad breath. By having your teeth and gums treated by a dentist, these issues can be addressed and consequently, your breath will improve.
- A great smile! Getting your teeth cleaned helps you look like a superstar! Removing damaging materials from your mouth will brighten your smile and help prevent the discoloration of your teeth.
Dental cleaning only takes one office visit and is a routine procedure. As plaque buildup is a constant battle, we recommend a dental cleaning twice annually as a preventative measure. For clients suffering from periodontitis, we recommend every 3-4 months. Periodontal disease can not always be completely reversed, and for this reason, we believe preventative measures like teeth cleaning should be taken very seriously.