Services & Care

Teeth Cleaning (Prophylaxis)

Prophylaxis is a procedure where a dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar from the teeth. This will make the gums and teeth healthier by removing these bacterial buildups that can lead to gum and bone infection. It is not uncommon for patients to note that teeth feel slightly more sensitive after a dental cleaning. The reason for this is that plaque and tartar coat the tooth surface and shield them from substances in the mouth. Once they are removed a brief sensitivity may occur, but soon leaves. It is important for a person to brush and floss after every meal to prevent build-up of plaque and tartar.