Teeth Cleaning & Gum Treatment
Your Foothill Dental Dentists Specialize in Teeth Cleaning and Gum Treatment in Salt Lake City
Dental prophylaxis, or cleaning, is an important part of a healthy oral care routine. Prophylaxis refers to an action carried out for the prevention of a disease. Dental Cleanings are examples of preventative measures taken to inhibit the development of tooth decay and gum disease and promote a healthy smile.
Though most people brush their teeth at home on a daily basis, lingering food particles can harbor bacteria that form a sticky plaque on the surface of the teeth. Though hardened plaque is not removable with regular brushing, it comes off easily during a professional dental cleaning. Left unaddressed, plaque can lead to serious oral complications such as tooth decay and gum disease.
What to Expect During Dental Prophylaxis
Dental Cleanings take only a few minutes and are performed from the comfort of a dentist’s office. Several tools are used to gently scrape away plaque and clean the surface of the gums and teeth. Most cleanings begin with an ultrasonic cleaner and water sprayer, which are used to dislodge plaque formations. Any remaining plaque is scraped away using a metal hand scraper, and a rotary brush is used to polish the newly cleaned teeth.
The American Dental Association recommends Dental Cleaning on a routine basis. If you have not undergone periodic dental cleanings, it is never too late to begin taking better care of your teeth.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Your Salt Lake City Dentists specialize in gum treatment. We are now accepting new patients from the greater Salt Lake City areas of Park City, Sandy, and Draper and visitors from neighboring states. Call (801) 582-5787 or Contact Us for an appointment!