Artistic Touch Dentistry wants you to know that brushing and flossing twice a day isn’t enough to keep the cavities away. A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. This treatment is important to stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. You should visit our office to have a dental prophylaxis twice a year.
The benefits of this cleaning 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.
So when you think you can skip that dentist appointment you made a few months ago because you’ve been diligent in your oral hygiene routine—then think again! Call our office at Artistic Touch Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maryam Brazdo today.