Prophylaxis is a thorough medical cleaning of teeth. It is recommended to prevent inflammation of the gums (inflamed gums) and gum disease every 6 months (bone loss around the teeth due to chronic inflammation).

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning process to thoroughly clean teeth and gums. it’s an important dental treatment to stop the development of gingivitis and periodontal disease. You can learn more about preventing periodontal diseases on this page.

Prevention

Preventive procedures ensure the proper oral health and stop the development of periodontal disease.

There are benefits of prophylaxis like it removes plaques and tartars, also called plaque buildup, both above or below the gum line, which can lead to serious problems in the gums. A thorough dental cleaning is needed in order to remove calculus, tartars, bacteria and debris that has collected below the surface of the gum line.

It is necessary to have an experienced eye for a dentist or health specialist using specialized dental equipment to catch a potentially dangerous structure.

 

Colored and broken teeth can greatly reduce the beauty of your smile.

Prophylaxis is an effective treatment that softens the teeth of these unsightly spots.

Many people suffer from poor oral hygiene. Infection in the gums is almost common and can even cause tooth loss and a more serious disease if the problem is not detected and not treated early.

Halitosis

Bad breath (or halitosis) is commonly symbolic of developing periodontal disease. A mixture of rotting food particles (possibly under the gum line) and possible gangrene caused by gum infection leads to bad breath. Removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria can significantly improve bad breath and reduce infection.

When breathing or bad breath occurs, it’s a result of bad hygiene of the oral cavity.

Inability to remove harmful substance from food is one of the main cause leading to a tooth problem. Residual food residues can be degraded, and then can lead to the formation of harmful bacteria, which cause bad breath and many other problems with teeth. It’s recommend to do prophylaxis twice a year as a precautionary measure, but this should be done every 3-4 months for those with gingivitis.

While gum disease cannot be completely eliminated, but dental prophylaxis is one of the ways that can be used to effectively stop its progress.