Preventative Treatments: Professional Teeth Cleanings
Professional teeth cleanings (dental prophylaxis) performed by a certified dental hygienist, form the foundation for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. In a professional cleaning, your hygienist will:
- Remove plaque from the teeth – Plaque is a sticky substance that forms in the mouth from food, saliva and bacteria. Plaque sticks to teeth and causes tooth decay and gum disease.
- Remove calculus (tarter) above the gum line – Calculus is plaque that has hardened on the tooth surface and is difficult to remove. (Calculus below the gum line indicates gum disease and requires a different procedure to remove it.)
Polish and remove stains from teeth
In addition to regular visits and dental cleaning at our office, we recommend the following home care products:
Sonicare is clinically proven to remove more plaque than any other tooth brush. This is because the vibration creates a fluid movement that removes plaque and bacteria from areas that are untouched by the bristles.
The irrigation flushes the pockets removing bacteria and the toxins
By massaging the gum tissue, the stimulator strengthens the diseased areas by increasing blood flow to them.
For the first time we are able to heal pre-decay areas on the tooth and prevent decay from forming. We would rather prevent decay than fix it after it forms. MI paste can also CURE tooth sensitivity. In the past we have only been able to limit sensitivity as long as you continue to use an anti sensitivity product.