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 61 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews.

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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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This is the best Dental Office in Charleston!!!

- Patty V

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Enjoyable experience - a nice bunch of professionals!

- Mike G

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Great care every time!

- Hal C

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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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Very impressed with everything about this dental office. Extremely friendly staff. Dr Beall and his dental assistant explained every process and what additional work I need done. And they are more than willing to accommodate the need for sedation for procedures. I'm happy I found them!

- Leisa P

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My cleaning procedure was professional and the staff was courteous.

- Robert F

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They are a fantastic facility and have great staff! If you are looking for someone to really care for your teeth and give you the best treatment possible, you need to come here!

- Camille W

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Good as usual

- Brandon Z

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Tracy is great

- Warren P

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I look forward to my cleanings. Tracey is amazing and just makes the experience pleasurable.

- Chris E

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Excellent service and staff

- Vin D

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Very excellent care

- Ed R

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- Barrett U

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Always a pleasant experience.

- Joshua B

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This office puts patients first. They always have time to explain scheduling, procedures, and follow-up.

- Carolyn C

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Great dentist office!

- Alexandria R

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An excellent experience … obvious that every detail has been scrutinized and optimized … well-located directly across from Publix on Folly Road … a large, wrap- around-porch, low country “house” with well-landscaped, large-treed, big parking lot … entry from back into large comfortable wait room … pleasant staff signs one in … it feels very active in there yet not “busy”… modern and spacious dentistry rooms … hygienist and other staff are well-installed and comfortable among family photos, etc. … excellent services delivered promptly and efficiently … My sense is that Dr. Beall and his dental assistants, hygienists and office staff all love what they do, are very good at it, and, therefore, are … happy!

- MICHAEL S

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Tracey , my dental hygienist, did an excellent job.

- Douglas W

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I've been a patient for years, I plan to continue as long as I have teeth. Maybe longer...

- Larry G

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