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 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 76 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews.

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 🙂

- 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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Patient Testimonial by Minerva A

Great staff

- Minerva A

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Patient Testimonial by Kenneth G

Great, as always!!

- Kenneth G

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Patient Testimonial by Theresa B

I live in Goose Creek, but I will continue to come to Dr. Beall's office on James Island forever!!

- Theresa B

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Patient Testimonial by Scott M

Awesome

- Scott M

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Patient Testimonial by Scott M

Awesome

- Scott M

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Patient Testimonial by Brandon B

Carrie is wonderful! Love catching up with her when I come in and she does such a good job keeping me comfortable and at ease!

- Brandon B

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Patient Testimonial by Patty V

This is the best Dental Office in Charleston!!!

- Patty V

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Patient Testimonial by Mike G

Enjoyable experience - a nice bunch of professionals!

- Mike G

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Patient Testimonial by Hal C

Great care every time!

- Hal C

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Patient Testimonial by Taylor B

I am so blown away by the caring professionalism shown to me by your staff and doctor. Today was my first trip to the dentist in about two years. I was nervous about going since I had previously had a scary and frustrating experience. From the moment I called to make my appointment I knew I made the right choice. Both Carrie and Dr. Christopher were phenomenal! They explained everything and really took their time with me which made me feel like I was the only patient in the office! I am so impressed and now actually excited to come back for routine visits!

- Taylor B

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