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. Abbaraju and Dr. Abbaraju can use to effectively halt its progression.

Life Smile Dental

5 out of 5 stars based on 11 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews.

Patient Review By Renate B

my first dental office visit in a long time and I was made very comfortable

- Renate B

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Patient Review By William C

I get in and out fairly quickly, the office has a nice modern look.

- William C

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Patient Review By Dick K

Office atmosphere was professional and up-to-date. Equipment and techniques utilized latest technologies. Staff and dentist were knowledgeable and expedient. Even the back-ground music played in the office was "calming" and "soothing" !

- Dick K

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Patient Review By Erika B

It was nice no waiting for a long time friendly

- Erika B

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Patient Review By Sue W

Great service

- Sue W

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Patient Review By Ginnette O

Great service. Doctor and staff very professional and knowledgeable. Definitely will recommend.

- Ginnette O

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Patient Review By Jazmine R

Great service on overall care.

- Jazmine R

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Patient Review By Robin J

Nice Dentist

- Robin J

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Patient Review By Diana G

Very very nice service

- Diana G

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Patient Review By Sharia

Everyone was super nice and friendly the dr was very informative which is what I look for in a dr. I will definitely return to finish my care here. The front desk staff was awesome she was very helpful ever since my first phone call I'm happy to found my life smile Dental.

- Sharia

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Patient Review By Michael W

Love it here! Great vibe & people!

- Michael W

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