Dental prophylaxis is nothing but a cleaning treatment that thoroughly cleans the teeth and gums. This is an important dental treatment to check the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease (gum disease). This treatment goes a long way in keeping the oral cavity safe and prevents the progression of gum disease.
Plaque removal: Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque formation, both above and below the gum line, can result in severe periodontal problems and pain. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it cannot possibly remove all the particles, bacteria, and deposits from gum pockets. The keen observation of a dentist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging tartar buildup.
A healthier-looking smile: Discolored or yellowed teeth have the potential to decrease the esthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment to keep off these nagging issues.