Dental Cleaning Rochester MN
A 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 prevention of progression to periodontal disease.
Prophylaxis is an effective procedure for keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. Some of 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 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.
- Systemic/Full Body Health. Our mouths are the gateway to our bodies. Maintaining healthy oral tissues can help to decrease inflammation and stress on our body systems. It has also been shown that maintaining healthy oral tissues can help decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke.
Our patient’s will partner with our hygienist to determine the right frequency of dental cleanings as well as additional treatment therapies. Click HERE to learn more about our dental hygiene and oral health department.
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