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 98 Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) reviews.

Patient Testimonial by Allen J

Fantastic!!!

- Allen J

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Patient Testimonial by Jerry S

I have been a patient of Dr. Robert Beall for more than 20 years, having had my teeth cleaned by Hygenist Lynn Casey, and having had various dental procedures done by Dr. Beall, and dental implants done by Patricia Blanton, Phd DDS. The dental assistants are extraordinary in their ability to prepare patients for the procedures, explaining exactly what will happen, how it will happen, and what to expect afterwards. The entire staff, from front office onward are well matched and well trained to provide the best dental health I have had in my long lifetime. I give this practice my full recommendation.

- Jerry S

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Patient Testimonial by Abby B

I highly recommend James Island Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry! The staff's friendly approach and caring demeanor put me at ease throughout the entire visit. They all seem to really love their jobs and work together as a team. It's a great environment to get your regular check up and cleaning like I received yesterday. Dr. Christopher and staff are first class!

- Abby B

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Patient Testimonial by Leslie W

I had overscheduled my morning & everyone helped me get in & out without lowering the quality of work. Thank you! It relieved a lot of stress!

- Leslie W

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Patient Testimonial by Audrey F

Great staff and wonderful dentist. Incredibly accommodating!

- Audrey F

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Patient Testimonial by Michele D

Tracy is the best

- Michele D

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Patient Testimonial by Tina R

I Love Dr. Beall and his whole staff. They are Amazing and very caring people.

- Tina R

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Patient Testimonial by Ann W

Thank you for helping me keep my mouth ... and therefore me ... healthy.

- Ann W

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Patient Testimonial by Doug W

Looking forward to my next appointment

- Doug W

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Patient Testimonial by Camille R

These questions pretty much cover everything. Everyone is always welcoming, yet professional. I am very pleased to be in this practice.

- Camille R

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Patient Testimonial by Joshua B

This is a great dental office.

- Joshua B

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Patient Testimonial by Marilyn W

Always an excellent experience at James Island Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry! Thank you Tracey, Debbie, and Dr. Borden! My teeth always feel great when I leave.

- Marilyn W

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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 don’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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