Professional Teeth Cleaning

Dental Prophylaxis

Teeth CleaningA dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Teeth Cleaning is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Teeth Cleaning is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.

The benefits 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 aesthetics of a smile. Teeth Cleaning 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 Teeth Cleaning can be performed at our office. We recommend that teeth cleaning 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 professional teeth cleaning is one of the tools Dr. Moore can use to effectively halt its progression. Certain factors and conditions may warrant more frequent cleanings or a more in-depth cleaning (see scaling and root planning) for those with periodontitis.