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Dental Prophylaxis

A prophylaxis treatment is the process we perform to thoroughly clean both the teeth and gums. Teeth cleaning plays a vital role in proper treatment and halting the progression of both gingivitis and periodontal disease. Teeth cleaning is a powerful tool to assist in maintaining your oral health and stop or eliminate any periodontal disease.

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Regular Cleanings are Important

A professional tooth cleaning at Legacy West Dental is crucial for your oral health. We recommend regular cleanings twice annually as a simple preventative measure. We may recommend more frequent treatment for some patients with periodontitis. Gum disease and periodontal disease cannot be completely eradicated; however, Dr. Davis and Dr. Sojourner-Critz believe regular cleanings are the most effective tool to help halt their progress.

Effects of Proper Professional Cleanings

  • Elimination of plaque. Tarter (calculus) accumulation both blow and above the gum line can easily result in typical periodontal deterioration and disease.
  • Standard home techniques, while crucial and helpful for your dental health, are not all-inclusive and will not effectively remove all debris and bacteria or clear deposits in gum pockets.
  • Your smile will become even more beautiful! Regular professional cleanings can lead to decreasing yellow staining and increasing the esthetics of your smile. Cleaning is one of the most effective tools toward removing unsightly stains.
  • Your breath will become fresh! Most patients who suffer from bad breath (halitosis) often show signs of periodontal disease. The combination of food particles and, potentially, gangrene can present as gum infection, which can result in bad breath. Regular cleanings with the removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria will help improve bad breath and prevent infections.
For more information about our practice or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Davis, Dr. Critz or Dr. Holmes, call our office today. We look forward to meeting you!

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