Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) | Westminster MA

A woman having her teeth cleanedA 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 periodontal disease.

Prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. 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.

Prophylaxis can be performed at our office. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Manzella can use to effectively halt its progression.

A Clean Healthy Smile is the Key To Overall Health

Dr. Manzella provides exceptional care to improve your oral health. Contact us for more information.

Call us: 978-874-7363

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For the past 11 years I can honestly say that going to the Dentist has never, ever been torture. It has always been a pleasure. I have been treated with the utmost respect, courtesy, professionalism, and the staff are friendly, kind and caring. The services you provide are exemplary. Everyone takes great pride in the work they do and it shows. Your positivity, along with your smiles goes a long way in creating long lasting client relationships and rapport.

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