Doral Dental Specialty Center

Gentle Dental Cleanings (prophylaxis)

Gentle Dental Cleanings (Prophylaxis)

Gentle dental cleaning or prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure for thoroughly cleaning the teeth. At Doral Dental Specialty Center, our Pediatric Dentist in Doral, FL provides prophylaxis to stop the progression of periodontal disease and gingivitis. Besides providing you with a healthy mouth, oral cleanliness is important for treating a wide range of oral and dental issues.

Need for Prophylaxis

Our Kids Dentist in Doral, FL may suggest prophylaxis for your child for the following reasons:

Tartar Removal

When tartar and plaque buildup is left as such, they can create periodontal issues. Regular dental hygiene using brushing and flossing cannot remove the bacteria, debris, and deposits that form within gum pockets.

Fresh Breath

Bad breath commonly accompanies periodontal disease. It is usually caused by a combination of the following factors:
Gentle dental cleaning or prophylaxis helps remove this buildup and improves your child’s breath while also removing irritation.

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Detecting Health Problems

During the cleaning procedure, our Pediatric Dentist in Doral, FL will conduct a thorough examination of the oral cavity. This allows us to screen for any potential oral health problem and assess the chances of periodontitis. We can also make recommendations to make changes to your child’s oral hygiene.

What to Expect During Prophylaxis Treatment?

There are different stages in the procedure. This includes:

We suggest getting gentle dental cleanings twice a year. It is recommended more often if your child has periodontitis. It is important to realize that gum disease is not fully reversible. Prophylaxis is, however, an effective treatment option to stop the damaging effects of gum disease.

Plaque formation on the teeth is a regular process. So, it is important to have your child receive gentle dental cleanings at Doral Dental Specialty Center on a regular basis. We suggest keeping up with the schedule to maintain clean and healthy teeth.