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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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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I was so nervous for my exam as I had not been to see a dentist in years (total embarrassment). But I never felt judged while I was there and the care, attention to detail and thouroughness blew my expectations out of the water! So happy I found you!

- Summer W

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The staff is always friendly and helpful. Ron always does a good job cleaning my teeth. He's always friendly.

- Bobbi F

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The closest thing to making going to the dentist fun.

- Jan K

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My first visit was on 1/15, it was a comprehensive exam. I had a follow up cleaning on 1/22. I was very impressed by Dr. Johnson and the thoroughness of his exam. I am pleased that my dental history from Dr. Ollerton in Half Moon Bay, CA was transferred. I look forward to continuing my dental care with this office.

- Russ P

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Everyone is friendly and attentive to my needs and questions, quality of work is excellent and it's easy to schedule a convenient appointment.

- Bill B

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I have went to this dentist for years! They are awesome!

- Tina N

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Can't be happier with the service I get here. Always thorough with top quality.

- Ryan T

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Great experience as always!!! 20 yrs as a client and glad to return each time!

- Jeff C

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This was the first cleaning of my teeth that I'd had from this dental hygienist and I was especially happy with the service provided. Never had I have such a strong cleaning by any hygienist in my 60+ years of cleanings twice each year. Not a single time was the sharp instrument accidentally stuck into my gums, which is really unusual from past history even when a much less aggressive hygienist has provided the services. I will be coming back for sure and look forward to having the same hygienist in the future.

- Jerry G

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Going to the Dentist is easy and fun here

- Denise J

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all is good!

- thomas a

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Very good service done by Ron, the most friendly easy going dental office in the area.

- Geoff L

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experiance and procedure were both excellent.

- ernie johnson

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Great service and dental hygienist is very knowledgeable and awesome!!

- Sherry B

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