Santa Monica Cosmetic Dentistry: Hale & Hale, DDS Has More Than 20 Years of Experience in Providing Prophylaxis in Santa Monica

Prophylaxis is simply a medical term for a dental cleaning. While many people skip going to the dentist twice a year, a thorough dental treatment is imperative for good dental hygiene. During your regular cleaning, accumulations of bacteria-rich food, or tartar, are removed from your teeth, along with other stains.

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Why is prophylaxis important?

Prophylaxis removes dental plaque from your teeth. Getting your teeth cleaned on a regular basis will prevent further costly, and potentially painful treatments, such as fillings, teeth extractions, crowns or root canals. Poor dental hygiene can lead to dental and gum disease. Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, you may not be able to remove all of the plaque without a dental hygienist’s help.

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