Dental 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 use our online appointment form or call our office: James Island Family, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry Charleston Office Phone Number 843-795-1111. We invite you to read testimonials from our patients.

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 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.

Patient Reviews: Professional Teeth Cleaning

Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to rate your experience with James Island Family, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry, we invite you to fill out an online patient review.


James Island Family, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry

5 out of 5 stars based on 155 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews.

Patient Testimonial by Don G

Thanks for helping me feel safe.

- Don G

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Patient Testimonial by Yvonne J

I have been coming to this dental office for over nineteen years, since we moved to James Island. They have always been very thorough, capable and very trustworthy! Everyone there cares about you as a patient and does everything in their power to make every visit a pleasant experience.

- Yvonne J

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Patient Testimonial by Frank L

Great service

- Frank L

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Patient Testimonial by Lisa H

Appreciate the professionalism

- Lisa H

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Patient Testimonial by Naomi S

Thanks for accommodating all of our children at the same time! I know we can be a handful, but we appreciate it! As always, the cleanings were great!

- Naomi S

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Patient Testimonial by Lucy A

Love this dental office

- Lucy A

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Patient Testimonial by Roger C

Excellent care and professional staff. Highly recommend.

- Roger C

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Patient Testimonial by Nadine L

Tracy and Dr. Bealle always make my visits comfortable and I always leave satisfied.

- Nadine L

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Patient Testimonial by Cathy H

Would never change dental practice. Love my Dental Tech, Lynn Casey , Dr.Beall & entire staff!! Have never had a bad experience in all the years of going to their practice!

- Cathy H

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Patient Testimonial by Madison F

It was a great experience!!

- Madison F

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Patient Testimonial by Jamaesha G

Carrie and Dr. Christopher were super helpful and answered any questions I had during my visit. Cindy was helpful and answered all my questions during check out.

- Jamaesha G

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Patient Testimonial by Louis B

Very professional and courteous staff.

- Louis B

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Patient Testimonial by Cynthia T

I have been a patient at this practice for many years and the quality of service never wavers. Every aspect of the patient/practice experience is noteworthy. Lovely office, competent, skillful employees who enjoy their work, a support team that can help with options and a dentist who loves what he does and truly cares about his patients.

- Cynthia T

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Patient Testimonial by Linda E

Your office a joy to visit. I never thought I would say that about a dentist office but it is the truth. Everyone is so kind and thoughtful and the dental work is first class! I love Dr. Christopher and the entire staff. Each person there does their best to make me feel welcome and appreciated.

- Linda E

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Patient Testimonial by Kenneth G

Great visit, as always!

- Kenneth G

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Patient Testimonial by Deborah F

Thank you!

- Deborah F

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Patient Testimonial by Larry G

Always great care. Lynn is awesome!

- Larry G

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Patient Testimonial by kelley h

Got me right in with no waiting and everyone was professional and nice.

- kelley h

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Patient Testimonial by Jon C

Carrie was awesome, very comfortable.

- Jon C

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Patient Testimonial by Patty M

Excellent office and professional staff.

- Patty M

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