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 preventing development 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 remove 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. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria with our friendly team of hygienists can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.

Professional dental cleaning at our office is the foundation of your comprehensive dental care. We recommend that prophylaxis be completed every 3-6 months, depending on your personal health history. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but dental prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Frideres, Dr. Kawasaki and Dr. Everson can use to effectively halt its progression.

Sisters Dental

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Love your care and friendliness! Thank you so much for your instruction and encouragement as I care for my teeth. Love all your smiles and your staff is wonderful. Dental work has always been very gentle and thorough. Thank you, Barb

- Barbara H

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Dr. Frideres, as well as both the clinical and office staff at Sisters Dental, do a great job of taking care of our family's dental needs. Their ability to establish meaningful relationships with both kids and adults as well as their attention to truly understanding the comfort needs of each patient is very much appreciated. In addition, the new office is very spacious, welcoming and comfortable. We look forward to our continued care at Sisters Dental.

- Carlene T

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The small town feel of Sisters Dental is comforting and really makes you feel apart of the family! Dr. Trevor and all the staff are so friendly that I look forward to going to the dentist!

- Kristin M

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