Teeth Cleaning – Hillsboro, OR
Professional Cleanings: Essential to Long-Term Oral Health
Dental prophylaxis is simply the clinical term for a dental cleaning. This
mainly includes the teeth and gums and is an important part of every
patient’s long-term oral health. With routine 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 Cleanings
Tartar (also called calculous) 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
practice. Both are necessary in 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.
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.
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.