The term prophylaxis refers to medical measures taken in order to prevent disease or health problems. In the dental field, professional cleanings prevent plaque build up, gum disease, and decay. It is very important to stick to the recommended 6 month cleaning schedule in order to keep your smile healthy. No matter how many times a day you brush at home, you cannot remove all of the plaque and bacteria that sticks to the teeth. The dental hygienists use special scaling instruments to thoroughly remove this plaque and bacteria.

Dental Prophylaxis