Friday, October 20, 2017

Prophylaxis – Teeth Cleaning

You should visit our doctors at Chapel Street Dental twice a year for a professional cleaning to keep your oral health in optimal shape. Preventive dental appointments such as these protect teeth from periodontal disease, tooth decay, and possible tooth loss. Dental cleanings are professional called “prophylaxis” and we’d like you to know what to expect during yours.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, it is recommended that a dentist or hygienist perform a dental cleaning every six months. The professional dental cleaning reinforces the home-care oral health regimen of brushing and flossing and gives our doctors an opportunity to locate areas in the mouth that may need special attention. During teeth cleaning, a member of our dental team will thoroughly clean the area above and below the gum line with scaling tools to rid them of plaque and tartar. Once the surfaces are smooth, polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Last but not least, the dentist flosses every crevice between your teeth and may apply fluoride if needed.

If you have questions or concerns regarding dental care, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Chapel Street Dental in New Haven, CT, call 203-772-1000.

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