Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

A woman having her teeth cleaned

A dental prophylaxis is a thorough cleaning on relatively healthy teeth for the prevention of periodontal disease. This is usually recommended twice a year and performed at your dentist’s office.

Periodontal maintenance

After active periodontal therapy, whether surgical or non-surgical, regular periodic maintenance care is essential to stabilize your periodontal disease. Periodontal maintenance is usually done at 3-4 month intervals at our office or alternating with your dentist’s office, depending on the stability of your periodontal condition.

Teeth Cleaning includes:

Even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria, and deposits. Regular cleanings help maintain oral health and catch what daily cleaning cannot. This includes:

  • Plaque removal, tartar (also referred to as calculus) buildup removal both above and below the gum line.
  • Polishing of the teeth. This is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of stains. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile.
  • Oral hygiene instructions

Northwest Periodontics & Implants

5 out of 5 stars based on 2 Teeth Cleaning reviews

Patient Review

My dad had tooth that was broken in half and it ached for months. We were referred to Dr. Zhu so we gave him a call and he kindly took us in to take a look. He took an x-ray and projected it to this huge tv in the room. He showed us what he saw and found that the tooth could not be saved. He explained the process in detail and answered all of our questions. We were able to quickly schedule a follow up appointment to remove the tooth. The appointment itself was great and my dad was so happy to have gotten the tooth taken care of. One week later the gums healed nicely and Dr. Zhu painlessly removed the stitches. I've seriously never seen such a nice dentist office before. They did a fantastic job building out their space and optimised it for patient comfort. The view out of the room was nice and peaceful which helped ease the stress of going to the dentist. My dad was thoroughly impressed and we would absolutely recommend Dr. Zhu to anyone in need of a periodontist.

- Christine V

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

Dr. Zhu was informative, knowledgable, kind, and went above and beyond! His huge smile is so welcoming when he walks into the door, and also very reassuring, because, let's be honest...I would run out the door if my Dr. walked in and had terrible teeth. You have to practice what you preach right? So right off the bat, there was a reassuring aura about Dr. Zhu and again, the bright genuine smile. Heading to see anyone regarding your teeth can be nerve-racking, but Dr. Zhu and his staff did everything in their power to ensure I felt at ease and understood the entire process of what would happen and what I needed. Nothing felt pushy or rushed. I felt like they all really cared about my well being and wanted to take the time to understand where I was coming from. People too often brush off the importance of the health of their teeth, and that's one of the biggest mistakes anyone could make. I would highly recommend going to see Dr. Zhu. I save my 5 star reviews generally, but Dr. Zhu and his staff are well deserving of the stars. Thanks guys!

- Kimberly I

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