Teeth Cleaning

Dental Prophylaxis

A woman having her teeth cleanedA dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Dental prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Dental prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.

The benefits of professional teeth cleaning include:

  • Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
  • A healthier looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.
  • Fresher breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.

Professional dental cleaning can be performed at our office. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but dental prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Johnson can use to effectively halt its progression.

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Call our office with any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson at Washougal Dental Office Phone Number 360-835-3738. You can also use our appointment form.

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Incredible experience. I'm very happy with the friendliness and care of the staff. the exam was top notch and i learned a great deal about oral health.

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Dr. Johnson and his staff are wonderful. Ron the Hygienist is exceptional.

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As always; professional services provided by all staff members and doctor Johnson. While scheduled for cleaning, I was able to receive other services from doctor that were unscheduled, including fixing a chipped front tooth and adjustment of mouth guard following previous crown(s) replacement. Because of this added work, I was able to have a restful nights sleep which I'd not experienced in some time as the mouth guard wouldn't fit. When one states they look forward to seeing their dentist, I can unequivocally state I do enjoy my visists.

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Everyone is so friendly, nice and very helpful.

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I have nothing but good things to say about care and courtesy from Dr. Johnson and staff

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Dr. Johnson maintains the best practice I've ever used. Always on schedule, always great and welcoming staff, professional techs, putting patients at ease and, as a dentist, a consummate professional.

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