What is teeth cleaning?
Prophylaxis, or teeth cleaning, is a dental treatment that involves thoroughly cleaning the teeth and gums. We often recommend this type of dental cleaning in order to keep your smile healthy. These cleanings are especially important in halting the progression of gingivitis and periodontal (gum) disease. During your teeth cleaning in Savannah, Georgia, our dentist and dental team will:
- Remove plaque and tartar (also called dental calculus) from the teeth. The accumulation of plaque and tartar above and below the gum line can result in periodontal disease and other dental problems. We remove the plaque and tartar you may have missed during your regular brushing and flossing so your smile stays healthy.
- Polish your teeth. This helps to remove surface stains from your teeth, giving your smile a brighter, healthier look.
- Check your smile for signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other types of damage. As needed, Dr. Michael J. Groover may recommend preventive or restorative treatments to improve your dental health.
In general, you should visit Groover Family Dentistry twice a year for prophylaxis. For patients who suffer from periodontal disease or certain other conditions, more frequent visits may be recommended. We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more and to set up your next teeth cleaning appointment.