Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

Woman having her teeth cleaned

A dental prophylaxis is a comprehensive cleaning treatment aimed at thoroughly cleaning the teeth and gums. It plays a vital role in halting the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Benefits of Prophylaxis

Plaque Removal: Tartar and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can lead to severe periodontal issues. Despite diligent home brushing and flossing, some debris, bacteria, and deposits may remain inaccessible. The expertise of a dentist or hygienist, along with specialized dental equipment, is essential for effectively removing potentially harmful buildup.

Healthier Smile: Stained and discolored teeth can diminish the aesthetic appeal of a smile. Prophylaxis effectively eliminates these unsightly stains, resulting in a brighter and healthier-looking smile.

Fresher Breath: Bad breath often indicates advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles and gum infection can contribute to halitosis. Regular removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria during prophylaxis significantly improves bad breath and reduces infection.

Prophylaxis Procedure

Prophylaxis can be conveniently performed at our office. While we recommend prophylaxis twice annually as a preventative measure, individuals with periodontitis may require more frequent cleanings every 3-4 months. Although gum disease cannot be completely reversed, prophylaxis serves as an effective tool to halt its progression.

Maintain optimal oral health and prevent gum disease by scheduling your prophylaxis appointment with Dr. Yagobi or Dr. Karimi today.

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