What is oral prophylaxis ?
Oral Prophylaxis is a “PROFESSIONAL CLEANING” of teeth to removes plaque and tarter build-up on teeth surfaces as well as those hidden in between and under the gums.
For what reason is oral prophylaxis required ?
Proper oral hygiene can prevent many diseases of mouth. It is a combination of at-home care, involving brushing and flossing, and regular oral prophylaxis.
While brushing and flossing will slow the buildup of tartar or calculus, it’s not possible to completely stop their growth. The dentist uses a specialised instrument called ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque and calculus. Oral prophylaxis procedure is followed by polishing of tooth surfaces to remove any irregularities and provide smooth surface which further decreases plaque retention and slows calculus formation.
It drastically reduces the chances of gum diseases which can further prevent severe cavities, root canals, tooth extractions and more.