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Why Should I Have Prophylaxis?

Posted by DR. GREGORY ZABEK on Feb 12 2021, 08:44 AM

Amid our busy schedule of life, dental health is the last thing we tend to worry about, but dental problems, if left uncured, might result in the most severe issues. One of the main characteristics of dental disease is that they tend to show up only in the last stage. However, due to the progression in the field of dental science, it is now possible to get treatment for all kinds of diseases. One such treatment is referred to as Prophylaxis. 

Prophylaxis is the procedure in dental treatment where the teeth are cleaned thoroughly. It is one of the most important dental treatments to halt the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Diseases like gingivitis and periodontal disease occur when bacteria from the plaque start residing in the gum tissue, which can either be above or below the gum line. If these diseases are left untreated, they will have a huge potential to cause a much severe problem starting from inflammation and irritation. 

Let us look at the reasons for having Prophylaxis. 

  • Aesthetics 

We all know that smile is one of the major factors for building confidence, and the only way your smile can be better is by having good quality teeth. Imagine having a set of yellow teeth and trying to smile. It feels awkward, right? Yes, it definitely will. To overcome this, whitening your teeth is the best possible solution. Prophylaxis will help you get rid of the stains which are present on the surface of your teeth and gives your teeth a more natural appearance. Getting a healthy smile is bound to occur when you get a Prophylaxis treatment done. 

  • Fresher Breath

Having bad breath can be one of the major turn-offs and can cause a severe problem in your social circle, be it with your friends, family, or even your colleagues. Bad breath is usually caused as a result of the accumulation of rotting food particles below the gum line. The persistent bad breath often signifies periodontal disease. 

  • Tartar Removal 

Building up of tartar or calculus and plaque above the gum line can create a severe periodontal problem if left untreated. Using the best toothbrush and flossing home care can help you get rid of the problem, but it is still insisted to visit your dentist as his/her experienced eyes can help remove the plaque and tartar build-up. It is recommended to visit the dentist also because they use advanced technology which ensures the removal of the dental problem ultimately. 



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