Teeth Cleaning (Prophylaxis)

Patient having their teeth cleanedA 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.

Prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. The benefits 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 remove 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 bacteria stemming 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.

Prophylaxis 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 prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Smart can use to effectively halt its progression.

Call us at Smart Family Dentistry Phone Number 325-677-2778 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Smart today!
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Smart Family Dentistry

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The entire experience was smooth, quick, and pleasant! I've had anxiety in the past with other offices but none here!! Thank you so much to Kelby and Dr. Smart for a fun, educational, and spunky appointment! You will be seeing me soon--with now, a much brighter smile! Thanks!!!

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I've been coming here for 10 years. These ladies do a wonderful job and make my kiddos feel right at ease. Love these ladies!

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Dr Smart is very knowledgable, experienced, and friendly, as well as all staff. I have been using Dr Smart for years, and never a bad day in the office.

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