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Dental Prophylaxis


Dental Prophylaxis, commonly referred to as a dental cleaning, is a preventive dental procedure aimed at removing plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth. During a dental prophylaxis, a dental hygienist uses specialized tools to clean the teeth thoroughly, especially in areas that are difficult to reach with regular brushing and flossing. This procedure helps prevent gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues by maintaining optimal oral hygiene. Dental prophylaxis is typically recommended every six months as part of a regular dental check-up to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Useful Information

When dental decay progresses beyond what can be addressed with fillings or if a tooth becomes infected, a root canal treatment is often the recommended course of action. This procedure is essential for preserving a tooth that might otherwise require extraction. The process begins with the dentist numbing the affected area to ensure patient comfort. The infected or inflamed pulp is then carefully removed from the inner chamber of the tooth. Afterward, the dentist cleans and disinfects the hollowed space, shapes the canals, and fills them with a biocompatible material to prevent further infection. A crown or filling is usually placed to restore the tooth’s structure and functionality, allowing for normal chewing and a natural appearance. Root canal therapy is a valuable intervention for maintaining dental health and preventing the spread of infection, ultimately preserving the natural dentition.

Interior and Exterior Applications


Involves procedures such as scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces and beneath the gums, which can prevent periodontal disease and cavities.


Includes the application of fluoride treatments and dental sealants to protect teeth from decay and to strengthen the enamel, contributing to overall oral health.

Key Features

Preventive Care

Aims to prevent dental diseases before they occur or to halt the progression of existing conditions.

Patient Education

Provides guidance on proper oral hygiene techniques and lifestyle choices that affect oral health.

Regular Maintenance

Typically recommended at intervals of six months to one year, depending on individual risk factors and oral health status.

Dental prophylaxis is an essential component of preventive dentistry, serving to maintain oral health, prevent the onset of dental diseases, and promote early detection of oral conditions. It supports the larger dental ecosystem by reducing the incidence of dental interventions and contributing to the longevity of natural teeth.”

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