Teeth Cleaning

Dental Prophylaxis

A woman having her teeth cleanedA 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 Drs. Kim and Dixon can use to effectively halt its progression.


Northampton Implant and Family Dentistry

5 out of 5 stars based on 80 Teeth Cleaning reviews.

Patient Review from MarcelWa.l

Erica is amazing,!,

- MarcelWa.l

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Patient Review from Andrew S

Very satisfied with service. Caitlyn was great 10/10

- Andrew S

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Patient Review from Lee Ann Z

Erica is always friendly and thorough. She easily puts one at ease.

- Lee Ann Z

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Patient Review from Victoria L

Love coming here ! Everyone is very pleasant. Dr.Kim is a wonderful dentist!

- Victoria L

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Patient Review from Devon C

Great service. Everything went well.

- Devon C

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Patient Review from Molly W

I like the relaxed, professional atmosphere of this office. Erica is a superb hygienist, and Dr. KIM does beautiful work. I hope I don't ever need major restorative work, but if I do, I have full confidence in Dr Kim and his colleagues.

- Molly W

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Patient Review from Michael T

Very easy. Good times !

- Michael T

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Patient Review from Derrick G

Good, pleasant cleaning

- Derrick G

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Patient Review from Mary F

Kind and compassionate care

- Mary F

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Patient Review from Ningwei Li

Very good

- Ningwei Li

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Patient Review from Garrett B

Nice and easy

- Garrett B

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Patient Review from Derrick G

Friendly staff and amazing treatment.

- Derrick G

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Patient Review from Patricia S

As always professional work and a pleasant experience.

- Patricia S

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Patient Review from Winifred C

Great experience, Erica was wonderful with the teeth cleaning. Dr. Kim was great.

- Winifred C

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Patient Review from Kyleigh C

Great! Ericka explains everything thoroughly before doing.

- Kyleigh C

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Patient Review from Megan B

The staff is always friendly and easy going. No reason to be afraid of the dentist here.

- Megan B

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Patient Review from ANDREA K

Excellent appointment. I always feel well cared for by everyone at the dental practice. Everyone is very professional but also warm and personable.

- ANDREA K

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Patient Review from Aditya T

Very sweet and nice people

- Aditya T

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Patient Review from Theodore E

Great! Very happy with service.

- Theodore E

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Patient Review from Mike M

Very friendly and thorough

- Mike M

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