A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Dental prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Dental prophylaxis is an effective procedure for keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.
The Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleaning
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. Dental prophylaxis should be performed two to four times annually depending on each individual situation. 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 esthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.
Periodontal disease progression frequently leads to bad breath. Staying on schedule with your dental cleanings and help combat both periodontal disease progression and the bad breath that goes with it.