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
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Patient Review from Corey L
Chelsea was great, very nice to talk to and gave helpful advice on tooth care
- Corey L
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Patient Review from Mary Beth M
GREAT, friendly front desk service and and friendly, professional and gentle cleaning with Erica! DR. KIM IS great tooIt's always a pleasure to come.
- Mary Beth M
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Patient Review from Brian K
All went well
- Brian K
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Patient Review from Michael M
Been coming here since I was but a wee one and always treated well. Very happy and I'll always be coming back.
- Michael M
Patient Review from Nicole Z
Friendly staff and good service!
- Nicole Z
Patient Review from J C
All went well
- J C
Patient Review from Jacob D
Really thorough cleaning!
- Jacob D
Patient Review from Vicki H
Everyone was friendly, professional and very knowledgable. We feel confident in their care.
- Vicki H
Patient Review from Michaela R
Everyone was very nice and made me feel very comfortable
- Michaela R
Patient Review from Margot P
Always a friendly face and warm welcome here!
- Margot P
Patient Review from Linda C
No complaints. Good job, just hate coming
- Linda C
Patient Review from Paul S
Erica is very thorough and considerate
- Paul S
Patient Review from David L
GREAT concern for patient comfort and informing of procedures.
- David L
Patient Review from Aleeta S
Chelsea and Dr. Kim were both very friendly and made my cleaning virtually painless!
- Aleeta S
Patient Review from Jacqui H
Very thorough and pleasant and considerate to my comfort level. Also informative and educational. Facilities are in immaculate condition.
- Jacqui H