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 3โ€“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 Charleston Office 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 86 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews.

Patient Testimonial by Chris E

As usual it was a wonderful experience. Tracey is awesome! I also had a scan for a new bite guard and it went wonderful. Everyone is amazing!

- Chris E

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Patient Testimonial by George P

Tracy is the best

- George P

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Patient Testimonial by Maggie O

Tracy is amazing. Always professional and attentive to needs. Dr Beall is professional and explains everything and takes the time to make sure you know what is going on and the plan for treatment. Patty has always been extremely helpful in setting up future appointments. She has been there for me and my family for 20 years.

- Maggie O

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Patient Testimonial by Kyle K

If you donโ€™t get your teeth cleaned here you are missing out!

- Kyle K

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Patient Testimonial by Bonnie c

Lynn was awesome!!

- Bonnie c

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Patient Testimonial by Ed R

Outstanding service

- Ed R

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Patient Testimonial by Lucas A

Wonderful all the way around. Thank you for making my dental experience an easy and positive one.

- Lucas A

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Patient Testimonial by Lynn M

This was my first visit as I am new to town. Everyone on the staff was very friendly and helpful. Carrie did a great job of making me feel comfortable and cleaning my teeth. Dr. Beall was very informative and caring.

- Lynn M

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Patient Testimonial by Allen J

Great team!

- Allen J

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Patient Testimonial by Jorge C

Keep up the good work.

- Jorge C

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Patient Testimonial by Carlos A

as it has been customary during the last 10+ years, dr. beall's practice is nothing but an extremely gratifying experience.

- Carlos A

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Very comprehensive cleaning ๐Ÿ™‚

- Anonymous

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Patient Testimonial by Carole

Best hygienist ever!

- Carole

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Patient Testimonial by Cathy H

Love this group!

- Cathy H

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Patient Testimonial by Marilyn C

Great staff- very professional

- Marilyn C

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Patient Testimonial by Janys L

Carrie is amazing, made me so comfortable and very very knowledgeable.

- Janys L

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Patient Testimonial by Holly C

My dental hygienist was wonderful. No pain and quick! Dr. Christopher is the best!

- Holly C

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Patient Testimonial by Alisha R

I enjoyed my first visit

- Alisha R

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Patient Testimonial by John Z

Teeth cleaning. Excellent care.

- John Z

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Patient Testimonial by Parc M

Thanks!

- Parc M

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