Teeth Cleaning and Examinations Seattle WA

Dental Cleanings in Normandy Park, Burien & Des Moines WA

open-mouthed woman receiving professional teeth cleaning, Burien WA

At Olympic View Dental, we believe that preventative care is essential for maintaining your smile and maximizing good oral health.

What is Prophylaxis?

A dental prophylaxis is a teeth cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. A dental cleaning is a preventative dentistry treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Teeth cleaning is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.

When was your last teeth cleaning?

We have the best dental hygienists in the Seattle area so call Seattle Office Phone Number 206-824-4700 to schedule your teeth cleaning & dental exam appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

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. Dental 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.

Prophylaxis can be performed at our office. We recommend that dental 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 prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Chilton can use to effectively halt its progression.