Professional Dental Cleaning (Prophylaxis)

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure performed to thoroughly clean the teeth. Prophylaxis is an excellent procedure to help keep the oral cavity in good health and also halt the progression of gum disease.A professional dental cleaning is recommended twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be performed every 3-4 months on patients with periodontitis. Though gum disease cannot be completely reversed, prophylaxis is one of the tools the dentist can use to effectively halt its destructive progress.