Dental prophylaxis, also known as a regular cleaning, is a routine preventive dental procedure aimed at maintaining good oral health by removing plaque, calculus (tartar), and harmful bacteria from the surfaces of the teeth. Regular cleanings are essential for keeping your teeth and gums in optimal condition and preventing common dental issues such as cavities and gum disease.

Indications for dental prophylaxis include:

  1. Routine dental care for patients without periodontal (gum) disease
  2. Removal of plaque and tartar buildup
  3. Prevention of cavities and gum disease
  4. Maintenance of overall oral health

At Trident Smile Studio, Dr. Triplett recommends scheduling a dental cleaning every three-six months to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy. During the appointment, we will carefully clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar deposits from the tooth surfaces and polishing your teeth to remove surface stains. Dr. Triplett will also usually perform a comprehensive oral examination to detect any potential issues and provide personalized recommendations for maintaining your oral health.

Regular dental cleanings, combined with good oral hygiene habits at home, play a crucial role in preventing dental issues and maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile.