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. Repta and Dr. Johnson can use to effectively halt its progression.

Don't Hesitate To Call

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

Dental Excellence

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Patient Review by Melanie M

Best dental office. I have been a patient here for 45+ years.

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Patient Review by Janice F

I'm so pleased with the treatment that we receive from staff and the doctors.

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Patient Review by Dale L

Awesome!

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Patient Review by Julie L

Awesome!

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Patient Review by Karen S

Have been coming to Dr. Johnson's office for at least 20 years now. Look forward to many more with Dr. Nate.

- Karen S

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Patient Review by Janet L

As always Ron did a great job cleaning my teeth and taking X-rays. Dr. Repta was courteous and was very good at explaining everything to me.

- Janet L

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Patient Review by Dennis G

Very professional service.

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Patient Review by Betty M

Wonderful care!

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Patient Review by Tatiana K

Very good everything, thanks!

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Patient Review by Lisa L

Everyone is always very nice! Ron is very gentle and very nice! The new doctor is very nice and gentle as well! The only thing I don't care for is the new X-ray apparatus. The piece that goes into your mouth is very hard and uncomfortable. Just an FYI...

- Lisa L

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Patient Review by Kathy H

I’ve been a patient for over 50 years. Started with Dr. Alford Johnson then Dr. Doug Johnson and now Nate. Looking forward to another 20 years of good dental health care.

- Kathy H

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Patient Review by Miroslav Moravec

Excellent service.

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Patient Review by Zuzana Moravec

I was very please I found dentist I can trust. Very experienced.

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Patient Review by Shelley T

Great experience all around. Hard to find trustworthy dental care sometimes. Look no further!

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Patient Review by Donna R

Met the new dentist, Neil, today and was very impressed with the time and care he gave me. Ron, as usual, does a subherb job of cleaning.

- Donna R

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Patient Review by Debbie B

I have been a client for many years and I hope I will be for many more.

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Patient Review by JoAnne W

Everyone is so nice

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Patient Review by Sandy B

Very nice dentist and staff

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Love the consistency!

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Patient Review by Ryan T

My favorite dental office. Everything is top notch. Wonderful job every time.

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