Teeth cleaning, or dental prophylaxis, is a professional cleaning treatment that’s performed to thoroughly clean both the teeth and gums. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and progressive periodontal disease.
Prophylaxis is an effective procedure for keeping the oral cavity in proper health while halting the progression of gum disease. The benefits of professional teeth cleaning, include:
- Plaque Removal – Tartar, calculus, and plaque buildup both above and below the gum line can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with proper home brushing and flossing, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from the gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
- A Healthier Smile – Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Professional cleaning is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.
- Fresh 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, can result in bad breath. The ongoing removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.
Professional teeth cleaning is performed at our Webster NY dental office, and we recommend that it be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, or every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but ongoing cleaning is one of the tools we use at Harborside Dental to effectively halt its progression.
To learn more about the benefits of professional teeth cleaning, or to schedule an appointment at our Webster, NY dental office, get in touch with the Harborside Dental team today by phone at 585-671-2720 or write to us via email by visiting our contact page.