Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

Woman receiving a teeth cleaningA dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Prophylaxis 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 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.

Prophylaxis 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 prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Braga, Dr. Peroutka, Dr. Malek, Dr. Swingdorf and Dr. Gerber can use to effectively halt its progression.

Call ☎ Inver Grove Heights Office Phone Number 651-451-9101 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Drs. Braga, Peroutka, Malek, Swingdorf or Gerber today!

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Great hygenists! Very good with Children, my kids ask when they get to go back!

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The friendliness ans care given by the doctors and staff are absolutely wonderful

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Been a long-time patient. No intention of changing.

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Julie always does a wonderful job on my teeth. She is incredibly patient and I appreciate how conscientous she is. I am just starting to get to know Dr. Gerber, but she also seems very kind and easy to talk to.

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Heidi was great. She explained everything thoroughly. Highly recommend her

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Saw Julie the hygenist. She was friendly and very helpful answering my questions. A very good dental experience.

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First visit consult and cleaning. Exceptional care given my anxiety over dentists.

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We really like coming here. Staff is great and the doctors are fantastic!

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