Here at Gentle Dental Care in Edison NJ, one of the most common procedures that we have in our day to day operations is teeth cleaning or prophylaxis. We always tell our patients that no matter how particular or how religiously they follow their home dental care routine it is a must to have this procedure at least once or twice in a year, depending on your dentist’s recommendation. I always tell my patients that prophylaxis should be considered an investment following the principle that says an ounce of prevention is always better than a pound of cure. Why wait until the time that you feel a tooth ache or an infection to see your dentist? The procedures that you may require when you put off teeth cleaning might prove to be more expensive than having your teeth cleaned regularly and you run the risk of losing one or all of your teeth!
Prophylaxis is considered a preventive dental measure. Having your teeth checked and cleaned regularly by your dentist prevents the teeth from having further damage. Most patients are not aware that the plaque that forms in the teeth is a result of the calcium that deposits in the teeth because it is constantly soaked in saliva. And once this deposits into the tooth crevices, it provides a perfect breeding ground for bacteria which can damage the tooth severely if left there for a long time. Regular teeth cleaning ensures that the plaque is removed regularly and optimum dental health is maintained. Unfortunately, these deposits cannot be removed by regular brushing and flossing so it would be ideal for patients to make it a habit to schedule their teeth cleaning regularly.
Call Gentle Dental Care in Edison, NJ at (732) 549-5660 and schedule your teeth cleaning and take that first step towards excellent dental health.