Lewisville Dental Cleanings

Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

Lewisville Dental Cleanings

While maintaining a healthy smile depends upon keeping your teeth and gums clean at home, even those with the most diligent brushing and flossing routines can find it challenging to reach every nook and cranny between the teeth and gums. For this reason, we emphasize the importance of routine dental prophylaxis.

How dental prophylaxis protects the health of your smile:

Since plaque harbors the bacteria responsible for cavities and gum disease, its removal is essential for maintaining good oral health. Our office encourages patients to come in twice a year for professional dental cleanings. In this way, we can remove any accumulated plaque, tartar, and food debris from between the teeth and gums.

Routine dental prophylaxis offers the following benefits:

  • Keep your smile feeling fresh and clean.
  • Prevent cavities and protect your periodontal health.
  • Help to reverse gingivitis and restore gum health.
  • Support your overall health and well-being.

What to expect when getting your teeth cleaned

Dental cleanings are performed using either hand instruments or with an ultrasonic scaler. While hand instruments are designed to scrape harmful deposits off the surface of the teeth, an ultrasonic scaler uses a steady stream of water coupled with varying vibration frequencies to clean them. For best results, we may use both methods in combination with each other.

Because a routine dental prophylaxis involves the superficial areas around the neck of the tooth and stays above or just slightly below the gumline, it’s typically a pain-free and simple procedure. For those patients with sensitive teeth and other dental issues that may cause discomfort during a cleaning, topical numbing gels or local anesthesia are used.

A fresh, clean, and polished smile

Once the areas around the teeth and gums have been cleaned, we’ll polish your teeth to remove superficial stains. In addition to going home with a smile that feels fresh and clean, we’ll also provide you with instructions on the best methods of brushing and flossing and useful dietary guidance to support optimal oral health.

Dedicated and trusted care

Remember, dental cleanings play an essential role in preventive care. At the office of Dawson Family Dentistry, we help patients establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.

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Dawson Family Dentistry 1278 Justin Road, Lewisville, TX 75077