The best way to keep your smile sparkling, bright, fresh, and disease-free is with a dental prophylaxis, also known as a professional teeth cleaning. But teeth cleanings aren’t just essential for clean teeth, but a healthy mind and body as well. Problems in your mouth can cause or indicate diseases in other parts of your body. Luckily, routine teeth cleanings every six months can help catch and prevent issues that have the potential to compromise your health.
Your dental prophylaxis consists of your dental hygienist using special tools to remove tartar from your teeth, both above and below where your gum meets your tooth. During your cleaning, we like to keep you involved since a healthy mouth is a team effort. Expect your hygienist to explain what work is being done, why it’s being done, and why your teeth may be sensitive. Our teeth cleanings are all about diagnosing, preventing, and educating any and all dental issues.
Help keep your mouth and smile clean and healthy in between your dental prophylaxis appointments by brushing and flossing twice daily, using a mouth rinse everyday, eating a balanced diet, and scheduling dental checkups.