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 Drs. Kim and Dixon can use to effectively halt its progression.
Northampton Implant and Family Dentistry
Patient Review from Tom W
The best dentist I have ever had. Competent efficient gentle humorous and kind. Great staff.
- Tom W
Patient Review from Avery C
GREAT experience everyone was v nice
- Avery C
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Patient Review from Kendra O
She was great very friendly and knowledgeable!
- Kendra O
Patient Review from Nancy L
GREat EricA IS VERY GOOD.
- Nancy L
Patient Review from Kate C
Love my cleanings here
- Kate C
Patient Review from Jeff P
Smooth process start to finish. Friendly yet efficient
- Jeff P
Patient Review from Denise M
This is the second time Erica has cleaned my teeth...i have to say she is the best hygienist I have ever had...
- Denise M
Patient Review from David K
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Patient Review from Zaza K
GREAT Team! Everyone is super professional and friendly and fun to be around. I've been coming for a year after moving to Northampton and I find myself looking forward to the visits. I have lots of ridges on my molars and this causes trouble with my dental care and high risk for cavities. Dr Kim and Erica help me identify which areas are on special watch so I can pay more attention to cleaning.
- Zaza K
Patient Review from Andrew K
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Patient Review from Victorria L
GREAT staff. Always friendly. Very good service. Love coming here.
- Victorria L
Patient Review from Margarrt K
Everyone is very friendly and professional
- Margarrt K
Patient Review from Patricia S
Thorough, capable and very pleasant technician.
- Patricia S
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Patient Review from Jackie B
Erica is a great hygienist! Quick & efficient! Dr. Kim is really good at explaining what's going on in my mouth.
- Jackie B
Patient Review from James M
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Patient Review from Patricia E
Went well, quick and pleasant.
- Patricia E
Patient Review from MATTHEW H
GREAT cleaning quick and efficient
- MATTHEW H
Patient Review from Peter K
Very good service
- Peter K