Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)
You can expect to leave an appointment with more than clean teeth and a complimentary toothbrush.
Our cleanings are preformed by our fabulous Perio-Trained Hygienist, Julie. Our services provide protection for the vulnerable areas of your teeth and gums. We reserve 1 hour for each Cleaning appointments. End of each cleaning, an examination by Dr. Fotoohi, you will leave with peace of mind, informed and the knowledge of your overall health.
Dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health, for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease, checking and protecting any prior complex dental work and halting the progression of any dental concerns. Other benefits include:
exam & oral cancer evaluation – to determine any changes in dental and medical health status since previous evaluation – including an oral cancer screening and periodontal screening where indicated.
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 our hygienist, Dr. Fotoohi and using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging build ups.
A Healthier Looking Smile – Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the aesthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these otherwise 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 that stems from gum infection results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria at our office can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.your well-being is a priority.
Prophylaxis can be performed at our office or alternate with your periodontist/general dentist. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every three to four months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Fotoohi can use to effectively halt its progress.