Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

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

Prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. The benefits 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.

Oral Hygiene Overview

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Prophylaxis can be performed at our office or by your general dentist. It may be beneficial to have your regular cleanings done by . Drs. Albert Konikoff , Bryan Konikoff and Trang Salzberg, who is more familiar with the full scope of your periodontal disease. 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 prophylaxis is one of the tools Drs. Albert Konikoff , Bryan Konikoff and Trang Salzberg can use to effectively halt its progression.

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I have really donot like going to see tthe dentist, not because of the dentist, but because of what I did not do to take care of my dental health. Thank you for being so kind.

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Always very professional and courteous

- Vicki W

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Everyone very professional

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I am very pleased with all the procedures I have received over the years

- Terrence D

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Joy was very patient and knowledgeable she explained everything she was going to be doing, which made me very comfortable.

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Love the feeling after getting my teeth cleaned. Always have such a great feeling when I leave that I have had the best of care.

- Gloria S

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Totally professional practice.

- John N

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Kristen(sp?) & staff continue to be extremely professional & competent. /Randy

- Randy S

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Excellent , professional care and very friendly, courteous staff

- Jerry K

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Joy is great!

- Sam B

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Very friendly and professional staff as always!

- David J

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Great service!

- Randy L

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Jean is the absolute best hygienist I have ever had! Drs Konikoff and Dr Salzberg are great.

- Pat W

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Have used practice for over 10 yrs

- SALLY G

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Dr. Salzberg and the staff of hygienist and office staff are courteous and very professional.

- Don M

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My hygienist for my first session told me what was going to happen before she did it. I was very nervous but she quickly put me at ease with her chair side manner.

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