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. Peroutka, Dr. Gerber, Dr. Malek, Dr. Swingdorf and Dr. Francke can use to effectively halt its progression.

Call ☎ Cahill Avenue Dental Office Phone Number 651-451-9101 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Drs. Peroutka, Gerber, Malek, Swingdorf or Francke today!


Cahill Dental Care

5 out of 5 stars based on 82 Cleaning reviews.

Patient Review from Mike B

Just a quick thank you to Julie who did my cleaning last week. It had been a long time and I know I was way overdue. She was amazing! I have never been comfortable with dentist visits and she was very understanding and patient with me, taking the extra time to make sure that everything went smooth! Loved the fact she even scheduled my 6 month cleaning in July! Everyone at this practice has been amazing and I love the care you offer!!! A very big Thank You!

- Mike B

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Patient Review from Pahoua Y

Very happy with care and service over the years.

- Pahoua Y

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Patient Review from Kelsey A

Friendly and knowledgeable employees!

- Kelsey A

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Patient Review from Ted L

Nice place

- Ted L

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Patient Review from Genelle W

Always been happy with the dental care received here -a long time patient!

- Genelle W

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Patient Review from Liane L

I always dreaded going to the dentist before finding Cahill Dental. I would wait up to seven years between appointments. I had a real phobia about it. The staff at Cahill Dental are kind and patient. I now receive four month cleanings without anxiety.

- Liane L

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Patient Review from Mike B

Excellent as usual

- Mike B

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Patient Review from Andy J

Great appointment as always. Easy to get in and I got right in at appointment timebb

- Andy J

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Patient Review from Nikolas S

Nice, quick, and friendly!

- Nikolas S

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Patient Review from Brad H

Will keep coming back.

- Brad H

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Patient Review from Julie D

Love Heidi!

- Julie D

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Patient Review from Don A

Always friendly and I have always been satisfied with the overall dental care I recieve.

- Don A

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Patient Review from Ramona R

Best dental office in my opinion.

- Ramona R

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Patient Review from Julia R

Very good professional care.

- Julia R

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Patient Review from Pat B

Best dental office ever!!!

- Pat B

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Patient Review from Cindy S

Friendlystaff

- Cindy S

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Patient Review from Tony F

This is a great dental clinic with caring staff and excellent dental care

- Tony F

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Patient Review from Cari B

Great experience!

- Cari B

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Patient Review from Stanley H

Cleaning was best ever done

- Stanley H

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Patient Review from Jacob B

Friendly staff, didnt murder my gums during cleaning, professional

- Jacob B

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