Prophylaxis (Teeth cleaning)

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure that is meant to thoroughly clean the teeth.
Prophylaxis is a crucial treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease and gingivitis occur because bacteria from plaque start to multiply on the gingival (gum) tissue (either above or below the gum line).

These bacteria colonies can irritate the gums and produce a chronic inflammatory response within the gut microbiome, organs and overall body.

As a result, the body begins to destroy gum and bone tissue, making the teeth shift, become unstable, decay or completely fall out.

The narrow pockets between the gum tissue and teeth deepen housing more bacteria which can easily travel via the bloodstream to infect other parts of the body.


Prophylaxis is a key factor in an oral hygiene routine that works to complement daily brushing, flossing and mouthwash rinses.

Prophylaxis is possible during a routine dental check up and it is recommended twice annually, or more depending on the level of periodontitis.

Some of the benefits of prophylaxis are the identification of oral health issues, tartar removal, aesthetics, and even fresher breath.

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