A dental cleaning (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.
Professional Dental Cleanings are an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. The benefits include:
Professional Dental Cleanings 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. Turner, Dr. Mokris and Dr. Wang can use to effectively halt its progression.
Learn more about our Specialized Dental Cleanings and why we require a dental exam before performing a cleaning.