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.

Dental Excellence

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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.

- Bryan W

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Incredibly happy to be here.

- John C

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Easy appointment made months ago, great reminders & confirmation in advance. Friendly, competent staff. No problems at all. Will be back for next check-up in 6 months.

- Jeanie S

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Ron was a great hygenist, he explained everything as he was doing it. Also very thorough.

- Gene C

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Great

- David G

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Very professional. For the first time in my life, I did not dread going to the dentist.

- Matthew D

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Ron was great 🙂

- Nikki W

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All staff is friendly plus consultations are thorough and informative. Constant dialog during procedures so no surprises! Very inviting waiting area and easy parking availability.

- Elisa J

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I was pleased to get a florid treatment knowing my insurance would pay for it. I remember getting them as a young child at this office but I had to sit for awhile with a tray of florid in my mouth. Now it is “painted on” and you can leave immediately after. Wow!

- Carrie K

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At this dentist office I enjoyed the staff and the dentist. All were professional and friendly. I will be making this dentistry the place for all my dental needs in th future.

- Jan G

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Very comfortable

- Frank P

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Great service for my son!

- Chauntel S

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Have recommended Dental Excellence to multiple families.

- Mike E

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I have had 2 checkups and one cleaning appt completed and will continue to use Dental Excellence for my future dental needs. I will be having fillings replaced soon. Everyone was very professional and courteous. Ron did a great job with cleaning and was gentle and informative. I really liked many things at this office but one thing that stood out for me was the printout of the future appointments I will be needing for filling replacements that included all the costs and insurance coverage. That kind of information was very helpful.

- Janet L

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Always professional, courteous and friendly. Enjoy the entire staff and Dr. Johnson is the best!

- Christy Y

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Dr Johnson and staff are kind, courteous, professional and experienced. I've been a patient of Dr Johnson for over 25 years. The best dentist in Clark county. I hope he never retires.

- David J

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Everyone is very nice and my visits have always been good. Ron is great!

- Sherry R P

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I love this office and it's staff.

- AARON P

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As usual the staff and hygienist was excellant in the service

- Rick F

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Always good!

- Linda A

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