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 119 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews.

Patient Testimonial by Shavonne C

Love the staff and Dr Christopher

- Shavonne C

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Patient Testimonial by Lance L

Always very happy with the service I receive.

- Lance L

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Patient Testimonial by Melissa H

Wonderful as always!

- Melissa H

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Patient Testimonial by Teresa B

Always a great experience with Dr. Beal and his staff

- Teresa B

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Patient Testimonial by Brandon B

always good experience.

- Brandon B

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Patient Testimonial by Marilyn G

Very friendly and competent staff

- Marilyn G

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Patient Testimonial by Minerva A

I have many years invested in knowing they are very polite, caring, professional, & supportive.

- Minerva A

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Patient Testimonial by Sean T

Excellent and enjoyable visit as always.

- Sean T

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Patient Testimonial by Jerry S

Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry has the most relaxed atmosphere of any dentist office I have been to. Dr. Beall has long been my dentist, Dr. Blanton has twice done surgery on me (implants and bone augmentation) and Dr. Christopher is the dentist of my daughter and granddaughter. Even though she has never attended me, Dr. Borden adds greatly to the relaxed feel of this practice. The dental assistants and hygienists are wonderful and complete the professional confidence I feel in this office.

- Jerry S

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Patient Testimonial by Ed R

Super care by everyone

- Ed R

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Patient Testimonial by Donnia R

This was a pleasant visit. Thank you Shannon and Dr. Borden.

- Donnia R

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Patient Testimonial by Emily R

This is a group of professional people, who do equally professional work, in an informative and friendly way.

- Emily R

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Patient Testimonial by Jennifer B

Everyone is very friendly and helpful. No wait time. Great access.

- Jennifer B

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Patient Testimonial by W M

Excellent visit

- W M

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Patient Testimonial by Jamrs S

Very well run and professional practice

- Jamrs S

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Patient Testimonial by Tyler P

Dr. Christopher and the technician are always very thorough, friendly and reassuring. Admin is always very good, too.

- Tyler P

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Patient Testimonial by John D

Very professional office staff and Dentist. Pleasant experience.

- John D

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Patient Testimonial by Marilyn W

Shannon was very friendly, thorough, and knowledgeable!

- Marilyn W

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Patient Testimonial by Greg W

All the staff is consistently friendly and professional

- Greg W

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Patient Testimonial by Janet F

Love the warm mitts

- Janet F

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