Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)
A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed by a Registered Dental Hygienist to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Regular dental cleanings are the most important preventative measure anyone can take to ensure a happy, healthy mouth for years to come. Cleaning your teeth and gums at home is important, but to make sure your teeth are clean of plaque and other types of buildup, a dental prophylaxis, or cleaning, is required. This procedure is highly effective and painless and the progress of gum disease that can lead to an accurate diagnosis of any other latent dental issues such as cavities, cracked enamel, or other common problems.
Some of the benefits of this process include:
Plaque and Buildup Removal
The removal of plaque and other types of bacterial buildup from the surface of your teeth and below the gumline. The simple fact is even brushing, flossing, and the use of mouthwash cannot completely clean the areas below the gum line or between your teeth. Only an experienced dental professional can evaluate, clean, and ensure that the health of your mouth is protected for years to come.
Whiter and Healthier Looking Teeth
A professional dental cleaning lifts surface deposits of plaque and stains off of your teeth leading to a better-looking smile. Don’t feel you have to hide your teeth, a dental cleaning can give you the confidence to let your smile shine.
Halitosis, or bad breath, is often a sign of the beginnings of periodontitis, or gum disease, and the smell is likely the result of trapped, rotting food in your gums or other cavities in your mouth. A good cleaning by our team will eliminate these particles and make sure your breath is fresh and clean.
We perform dental cleaning at our Flagstaff, Arizona office during regular business hours and scheduling an appointment is as easy as giving us call. Even if you are overdue for a few months or haven’t had a cleaning in years, our trained professionals will get your mouth clean and clear without judgment for your dental habits. There’s nothing to fear when you come for a cleaning at Country Club Dental, and remember, you should come in for a cleaning twice a year if you have a healthy mouth, and every 3-4 months if you are fighting periodontitis. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Paul Whitney and his dental hygienists can use to effectively halt its progression.