Teeth Cleaning

Dental Prophylaxis

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 in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.

The benefits of professional teeth cleaning include:

  • 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 esthetics 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. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.

Professional dental cleaning can be performed at our office. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but dental prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Kapoor can use to effectively halt its progression.

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What an awesome office! The staff was so warm and welcoming from the moment we walked in the door. I have an 11 year old and a 1 year old and Dr. Elleni and her staff were able to keep both happy for their entire visit. You can tell that this staff is experienced by not only how great they are with kids but also how knowledgeable they were with all my dental questions. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone with kids!

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This office was great from the very beginning. Both of my children were seen for their cleaning appointments and then on top of that Dr. Elleni squeezed them in the schedule to have the treatment they needed done on the same day! The office is new, clean, and bright for the kids. Staff was knowledgable and my kids loved them! They made going to the dentist fun and hassle free.

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