Teeth Cleaning (Dental Prophylaxis)

Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) | Lane Cove Family Dentist

Dental prophylaxis is a teeth cleaning procedure that cleans your teeth and gums thoroughly. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for preventing gingivitis and periodontal disease from progressing.

What is Dental prophylaxis?

Prophylaxis is an effective method that helps to maintain the oral cavity healthy and prevent the progression of gum disease. The following are some of the advantages:

  • Plaques removal. Tartar (also known as calculus) and plaque accumulation can cause major periodontal issues on both above and below the gum line. Unfortunately, even with a proper oral health routine such as home brushing and flossing practise, all debris, germs, and deposits in gum pockets can’t be removed. To catch potentially damaging plaque or tartar buildup, a dentist or dental hygienist with experience and specific dental equipment is required.
  • A beautiful and healthier-looking smile. Teeth that are stained or yellowed can drastically reduce the attractiveness of a smile. Teeth cleaning is an excellent treatment for removing these stains from the teeth.
  • Fresher breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is usually a sign of periodontal disease that is progressing. Bad breath is caused by a combination of decomposing food particles (possibly below the gum line) and possible potential gangrene caused by gum infection. Routine plaque, calculus, and bacteria removal procedure at our facility can significantly improve halitosis and infection.

Teeth cleaning (dental prophylaxis) can be performed by our professional dentists in Lane Cove Family Dentist. We recommend that prophylaxis be conducted twice a year as a preventative measure, but every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. Although gum disease cannot be totally cured, Drs. Pillai or Bakhshi can perform professional dental cleanings procedure to effectively slow its progression.

For teeth cleaning and other dental procedures in Lane Cove, contact us on 02 9418 6102. Need emergency dental services? Contact us now.