Teeth Cleaning – Hillsboro, OR
Professional Teeth Cleanings: Essential to Long-Term Oral Health
Dental prophylaxis is simply the clinical term for a professional dental cleaning. This mainly includes the teeth and gums and is an important part of every patient’s long-term oral health. With routine teeth cleanings, you can stop gingivitis and prevent harmful periodontal disease. It is considered to be of the most effective procedures to keep your mouth healthy.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleanings
Removes plaque. Tartar (also called calculus) and plaque build up everywhere inside the oral cavity, including the teeth, gums and above and below the gum line. If left unremoved, it can lead to serious gum problems later. Even if you have the best at-home brushing and flossing routine, it can be extremely difficult and even impossible to remove all food debris and plaque, bacteria and tartar, especially from the deep gum pockets. Nothing can match the trained eye of a dentist or hygienist, nor can you use the same specialized dental equipment you’d find at our dental office. Both are necessary for completing a comprehensive cleaning.
More attractive smile. Unremoved plaque is the main cause of stained or yellowed teeth. If you want to maintain your smile’s bright, white appearance, dental prophylaxis is absolutely necessary.
Better breath. Also known halitosis, chronic bad breath largely indicates how advanced gum disease has become. When you combine rotting food particles, including debris above and below the gum line, with potential gum infection, you’ll find it extremely difficult to remove bad breath. The habit of removing plaque, bacteria and tartar should result in significant improvements to your halitosis and gum disease.
Dental prophylaxis is regularly performed at our dental office. We recommend that you visit us twice a year, typically once every six months to prevent plaque and tartar buildup. If you suffer from periodontitis, the advanced form of gum disease, you’ll need to come in every three to four months. Gum disease cannot be fully reversed, but professional dental cleanings from Dr. Kalluri can prevent it from getting worse and causing permanent damage to your other oral structures.