Teeth Cleaning in Longview TX

Dental Prophylaxis

Photo: A woman having her teeth cleaned professionally

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Dental prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Dental prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.

The benefits of professional teeth cleaning include:

  • Plaque removal. Tartar (also referred to as calculus) and plaque buildup, both above and below the gum line, can result in serious periodontal problems. Unfortunately, even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging buildup.
  • A healthier looking smile. Stained and yellowed teeth can dramatically decrease the esthetics of a smile. Prophylaxis is an effective treatment in ridding the teeth of these unsightly stains.
  • Fresher breath. Bad breath (or halitosis) is generally indicative of advancing periodontal disease. A combination of rotting food particles (possibly below the gum line) and potential gangrene stemming from gum infection, results in bad breath. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our facility can noticeably improve halitosis and reduce infection.

For more information about Teeth Cleaning or to schedule a consult with Dr. Mapes, please use our Appointment form or call our office in Longview, TX at Call Us Today! Phone Number 903-297-6022.

Professional dental cleaning can be performed at our office. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but dental prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Mapes can use to effectively halt its progression.

Patient Reviews: Dental Cleanings Longview

Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to rate your experience with Mapes Dental, we invite you to fill out an online patient review.

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5 out of 5 stars based on 27 Teeth Cleaning reviews.

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Has taken the fear of dentist completely away!

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Patient Review by Dolores F

We have been seeing Dr. Mapes and his staff for over 19 years. They are all very professional and courteous. I would certainly recommend this dental office to anyone.

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