It is very important to receive a bi-annual dental check up in order to monitor your oral health. During those visits, a dental cleaning, or dental prophylaxis will be performed in order to clean out all of the plaque and calcium deposits that you have missed. Even with thorough home care, bacteria can build up between and in the periodontal pockets surrounding your dentition. This can lead to bleeding, pain, swelling, and even loss of bone and eventual loss of teeth. With regular check ups and dental prophylaxis, we can help maintain and improve your gum health, while detecting dental and periodontal problems before they become too serious.
Dental prophylaxis is recommended twice a year but those with gum disease should be seen every 3 to 4 months. The cleaning is done with a gentle yet effective touch by the doctors of Irvine Lake Dental.