BASICS OF PROPHYLAXIS
A 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. The benefits of good dental cleaning services include:
- Plaque and tartar removal– Getting rid of plaque and tartar early on prevents the development of inflammation and keeps teeth and gums healthy. It also reduces the chance of bacterial infection setting in.
- A healthy smile– Prophylaxis is a simple yet very effective treatment for removing plaque bacteria, tartar and stains from the teeth. This can be done to restore a bright and healthy smile.
- Fresher breath- Halitosis, also known as bad breath, is caused by an abundance of bacteria in the mouth. Prophylaxis cleaning can help prevent this from becoming a problem.
PERIODONTAL MAINTENANCE AND DENTAL CLEANING SERVICES
In any treatment plan for periodontal diseases, we emphasize the importance of removing plaque by daily brushing and cleaning between the teeth. Good oral hygiene is essential to help keep periodontal diseases from becoming more serious or recurring.
In addition, we will want to see you more frequently and at regular intervals following a period of active therapy. This helps to assure that you are maintaining a satisfactory level of oral hygiene. It also gives us the opportunity to remove any plaque or tartar that may have accumulated before it causes more bone loss, and to check your mouth to be sure that your periodontal disease remains under control. At Loop Perio your maintenance intervals for our dental cleaning services are determined by your individual needs.