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. Brickhouse can use to effectively halt its progression.

Watkins Park Family Dentistry

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very good job!

- Josephine O

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Very nice people with a professional atmosphere.

- Ginger B

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Dr. Brickhouse and Joanne are extremely nice and helpful!

- Lauren M

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good service!

- Dionne H

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Office setting very comfortable, dentist explained everything with ease.

- Marlene D

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I loved the experience!

- Martina I

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Dr. Brickhouse was very thorough and explained everything in detail. Joanne was very helpful!

- Kate S

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Great staff, eager to help, very polite, really cared!

- Clifford C

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Very thorough and informative

- Joyce L

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Very pleasant atmosphere. Staff very courteous. Doctor very knowledgeable.

- Vanessa M

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Will tell the world about your dentistry. Very patient, explained everything and wonderful soul..and the prayer room!

- Ryan M

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Dr. Brickhouse is amazing. Glad I found her. Her practice is well organized.

- Joanna D

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I am totally afraid of having any type of dental work. Dr. Brickhouse was awesome. Office is incredibly relaxing. Wow..the chairs have a gentle massage throughout your treatment.

- Glenda C

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Absolutely wonderful. I am telling everyone!

- Crystal A

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Great experience!

- Tyler D

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The service at this dentist office was exceptionally nice and respectable.

- Julia B

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I feel as though I am off to a great stat with the Doctor and her staff!

- Donald P

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Everything was nice. Excellent customer service. Explained everything from beginning to end!

- Lauren J

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I was very nervous and the Dr. Brickhouse put me at ease and was very professional.

- Diane B

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I didn't feel like I was at the dentist!

- Shalanna B

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