Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

Prophylaxis is an important preventive dental treatment.

Dental prophylaxis is a thorough cleaning performed by Dr. Lester’s gentle hygienist to clean the teeth and gums.

Prophylaxis is effective in keeping your mouth and gums in proper health and halting the progression of disease and decay. Dr. Lester recommends that prophylaxis be performed at least twice a year for most patients as a preventative measure.  

The benefits include:

Plaque removal. Tartar and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home care routine, it can be impossible to remove all bacteria and deposits from  your gums.

A healthier looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the aesthetic of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in removing your teeth of these stains.

Fresher breath. Bad breath can be indicative of advancing periodontal disease.  The removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our office can  improve bad breath and reduce inflammation.

Call us today for your comprehensive cleaning by our outstanding hygienists.