Teeth Cleaning | Chicago, IL
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.
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 should be performed twice annually if you have healthy gums, but it is not appropriate for periodontitis sufferers. If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, we will perform the appropriate therapy which often requires a periodontal maintenance every 3 to 4 months. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but regular visits are a way to effectively halt its progression.
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Chicago Loop Dentistry
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Chicago Loop Dentistry is the best!
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Best dentists and staff ever.
- j b
Patient Review by Laura C
Love Dr. Mehta and her entire staff. Always on time, very courteous and professional, yet very friendly and warm. Terrific service.
- Laura C
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Patient Review by Scott S
Both the dental hygienist and the doctor are personable, knowledgeable, and professional. The patient care I receive is outstanding.
- Scott S
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Patient Review by Susan V
Thanks for the excellent service received.
- Susan V
Patient Review by Susan V
Thank you very much for the excellent professional dental care which you provided today and always. Sincerely, Susan
- Susan V
Patient Review by Kim H
Good experience, minimal wait time, friendly staff.
- Kim H
Patient Review by Caitlin Y
Dr. Mehta is a competent, compassionate physician with a great team to match. The entire CLD staff helped me drastically improve my oral health over the span of a year and kept me very well-informed throughout the process, in terms of billing, appointments and personalized oral care routine. I almost never have to wait before my appointments, and my most recent teeth cleaning with Laura was markedly pleasant and painless. I'm happy to be a patient here!
- Caitlin Y
Patient Review by Vanessa M
The entire staff is always friendly and answers aby questions I may have.
- Vanessa M
Patient Review by Katy R
Really enjoyed my first visit at Chicago Loop Dentistry! Truly inspired to floss more.
- Katy R
great experience ! everyone sooo friendly
Patient Review by Karen D
Excellent staff, goes over everything they are doing and answers any questions you have.
- Karen D
Patient Review by Cullen R
Friendly, helpful, informative. Would recommend to others.
- Cullen R
Patient Review by Lauren N
Great dental practice! All the members of the staff I've encountered have been professional, kind and thorough. I never have trouble getting an appointment that works with my schedule and it's always a pleasant visit!
- Lauren N
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Patient Review by Molly D
Luz is the best hygentist, I followed her to her new office and have traveled all the way from the burbs to see her for 6 years! It was great to meet Dr. Meta too, she wa so professional and kind!
- Molly D
Patient Review by Neilesh S
Excellent service and care. Great experience.
- Neilesh S