A dental prophylaxis is the medical term for a cleaning appointment.
A prophylaxis thoroughly cleans the teeth to help keep your teeth, gums and mouth in good health, and to prevent or halt the progression of periodontal disease (gum disease).
During a teeth cleaning appointment, dentists typically use a lot of different dental instruments to remove plaque underneath the gums.
Learn what methods and procedures are performed during a teeth cleaning appointment with help from a licensed dental assistant in this free video series on the dental profession.
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