Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

Professional Teeth Cleaning Charleston SC

Photo of woman receiving professional teeth cleaningA dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Professional teeth cleaning can be performed at our office by one of our qualified hygienists. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3–4 months for periodontitis sufferers. For more information about professional teeth cleaning, or to make an appointment, please call our office: James Island Family, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry Phone Number 843-795-1111.

Prophylaxis Benefits 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 removing 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 serious 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 is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but prophylaxis is one of the tools you can use to effectively halt its progression.

James Island Family, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry

5 out of 5 stars based on 41 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews.

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Shannon, my hygienist was awesome. She and Dr. Christopher really took the time to go over any questions I had so I understood what was going on. The office staff was super friendly and helpful as well! They even did a spa hand treatment while I was getting worked on. Cutest. Dentist. Office. Ever.

- Courtney L

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Everyone was so sweet. Got not-so-nice news and she walked me through the procedures, questions and all concerns. Very homey atmosphere and felt comfortable. Not pushed into any kind of procedure unless they felt it was necessary.

- Jennifer M

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I have never enjoyed a teeth cleaning so much in my life. When I get there I immediately feel like family and I can't wait to make my next appointment. Thank you

- Scott M

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I love coming to Dr Beall's office. Everyone is so nice and friendly and the Dentist are wonderful as well as everyone that works there. Thank you all.

- Tina R

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Everything was great. Looking forward to coming back.

- Jaclyn D

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Thank you for checkup.

- John Z

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Very good staff and doctors.

- John G

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Dr. Beall and Tracy always take care of me. I love coming to the dentist!

- LaDon P

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Great experience again!

- Sherry G

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the best dental/medical attention i have received in my life.

- santiago a

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Lynn is the BEST

- Rob M

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I'm a patient with a lot of anxiety when it comes to visiting the Dentist and this was the best experience I've had at a dentist appointment.

- Nicole M

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Great dental experience, as always!

- JESSICA R

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Great experience and very friendly and professional staff.

- Dianna G

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This is a very courteous, caring and professional group of people.

- Camille R

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As usual I would never go to another Dentist. I love Dr. Beall,and Tracey as well as everyone else!!!! I used to hate going to the dentist and now I'm excited to go.

- Chris E

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Great please to go.

- Josh B

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Very satisfied

- Jorge C

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I have always loved this place.. now my children are going.

- Stacie B

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They have an excellent staff.

- Tres T

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