Cleanings & Prevention
A Basic Cleaning, or Prophylaxis, is a routine cleaning that should be completed once every six months. A professional cleaning by your Dentist or Hygienist can remove plaque and calculus that may develop even with regular brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach.
Most patients feel that basic cleanings are painless and take an average of 15 minutes to complete. We will floss your gums, polish and buff your teeth, remove light stains, and scrape your teeth with metal instruments to remove plaque and calculus build-up. After the cleaning, your teeth will undergo Fluoride Therapy to help protect them from cavities.
Cleanings and preventive methods are important to maintaining good oral hygiene.
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