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.

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Great cleaning. Overall great care by all.

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

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Been coming here for over 30yrs love this place

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Always a pleasant experience!

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Best office staff I have even been to. Highly recommend!

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