Dental Cleaning (Prophylaxis)
In layman’s terms, prophylaxis is a preventative dental cleaning in which dental tools and polishing procedures are used to remove plaque, tartar and stains above the gumline. Most dentists and hygienists recommend a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year, and x-rays once a year. A periodic exam is also usually performed at these visits.
Types of Prophylaxis?
After your dentist has performed a thorough exam and reviewed your x-rays, he or she may find decay and suggest further treatment such as fillings, crowns, or root canals. DentalSave can help you cut costs on these common procedures as well.