Teeth Cleaning

Dental Prophylaxis

A woman having her teeth cleanedA dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Dental prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Dental prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.

The benefits of professional teeth cleaning include:

  • 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 a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
  • A healthier looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these 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 stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.

Professional dental cleaning 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 dental prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Katy can use to effectively halt its progression.

Dentist Tree of Fairfield

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I have always been very afraid to go to the dentist but Kathy was highly recommended. She made me feel very comfortable and took her time to explain everything to me Her assistant is awesome also. And Nancy who works the front desk is great when it comes to the insurance and very friendly as well.I Highly recommend Dentist Tree. And definitely will go back .

- Sarah R

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Dr. Katy is super sweet! She, along with her staff, made me feel welcome during my first visit to the office for a teeth cleaning. The office itself is beautiful. It has the most comfortable chairs and a tv to help keep your mind off the task at hand. I generally dread going to the dentist, but Dr. Katy made the entire experience pain free. I will definitely be going to her for my regular cleanings and recommending her to all my friends and family. BEST DENTIST EVER!!!!!!!!!

- Tatiana

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