General & Cosmetic Dentist in Washington D.C.
Having your Teeth Regularly Cleaned is recommended to help preserve the oral cavity in good health and also stop the development of gum disease.
Benefits of Teeth Cleaning:
- Tartar removal – Tartar and plaque buildup can cause serious periodontal problems if left untreated. Even using the best brushing and flossing homecare techniques, it can be very difficult to remove Tartar, plaque buildup, bacteria and deposits. Regular visits is the best way to help prevent and treat and plaque and tartar buildup..
- Aesthetics – It’s hard to feel confident about a smile marred by yellowing, stained teeth. Prophylaxis can rid the teeth of unsightly stains and return the smile to its former glory.
- Fresher breath – Periodontal disease is often signified by persistent bad breath (halitosis). Bad breath is generally caused by a combination of rotting food particles below the gum line, possible gangrene stemming from gum infection, and periodontal problems. The removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria noticeably improves breath and alleviates irritation.
What does prophylaxis treatment involve?
Dental Prophylaxis is a preventive treatment that can either be performed in the course of a regular dental visit or, if necessary, under general anesthetic. The latter is particularly common where severe periodontal disease is suspected or has been diagnosed by the dentist. An endotracheal tube is sometimes placed in the throat to protect the lungs from harmful bacteria which will be removed from the mouth.
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