Dental Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

Dental Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

A 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.

Prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. The 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 ridding the teeth of 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 gangrene stemming from 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 can be performed at our office. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Curatola and Dr. Zagami can use to effectively halt its progression.

Drs. Curatola & Zagami

5 out of 5 stars based on 3 Teeth Cleaning reviews.

Our Latest Patient Review

Drs. Curatola & Zagami are the best dentists in the NYC. I have been to so many dentists in New York and Philadelphia , worst experiences and none compared to the wonderful Drs. Curatola & Zagami. Drs and staff are very pleasant, well mannered, caring, have good people skills, very professional with good verbal and communication skills. The office and examination rooms are clean (spotless) as well as the bathrooms . Every procedure is well detailed , soothing background music during procedure to calm you down but believe me ,there isn't any atom of fear while procedure is going on You are made comfortable from the time you walk in , registration, procedure and time you leave. I have made this dental practice my home dental office . My children and I travel from Philadelphia or any city or State where we are or maybe to come here because of comfort and friendly out of the world care. Cheers. Chetachi .E

- Chetachi E

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Teeth Cleaning
Was This Your First Visit?
No
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
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Rating: 5
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
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Waiting Time:
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Overall Staff Rating:
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Overall Doctor Rating:
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Our Latest Patient Review

I have been a patient for over 20 years. I would highly recommend to friends. The care and professionalism is much appreciated.

- MaureenM

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Teeth Cleaning
Was This Your First Visit?
No
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Rating: 5
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Rating: 5
Waiting Time:
Rating: 5
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

Our Latest Patient Review

I had to have my four fake teeth re-done and I am so happy with the results! Everyone is always shocked when I tell them they aren't natural. Thanks Dr Z!!

- Sarah M

5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Teeth Cleaning
Was This Your First Visit?
No
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Rating: 5
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Rating: 5
Waiting Time:
Rating: 5
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5