Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) − Mission KS

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. Mission Office Phone Number Mission Office Phone Number 913-384-0044“> Mission Office Phone Number 913-384-0044

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Why should I have my teeth cleaned by a professional?

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 our doctors can use to effectively halt its progression.

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Brandi is the best! She always makes it painless to have your teeth cleaned.

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I was very anxious for my first dentist appointment in many years. Amy my dental hygienist made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked in and made sure throughout the appointment that I was okay. She took extra time to educate me on my oral health and provided helpful recommendations. My teeth already feel better!

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My first visit, the entire experience was professional, courteous and competent.

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It’s always a pleasure. I’ve been with them for about 20 years. When my daughters were very young, they always looked forward to the visit.

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Jamie provided Excellent service. Through communicator. Thank you

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I love the staff at Keith & Associates! Everyone is so friendly. I especially love Amy, my dental hygentist. I would highly recommend to my friends and family.

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Gina was so kind to help me fill out my paperwork, as I was having trouble seeing the form & Kelly was Awesome! The Ultrasonic Cleaning made my teeth the cleanest they’ve ever been..... Very caring staff!!

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