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
Patient Review by Joe M
Love Luz. She was so friendly and gave me such good information about taking better care of not only my teeth but my whole mouth. So friendly!
- Joe M
Patient Review by Sudha K
Services performed were above and beyond my expectations. Very pleased with the deep cleaning procedure and excellent results. Strongly recommend to anyone looking for a very good dentist in the downtown Chicago area.
- Sudha K
Patient Review by Aruna S
I highly recommend this place one of the best
- Aruna S
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Patient Review by Hema D
Excellent service, Dr. Mehta is very expert in her field and her staff is very knowledgeable. Pleasant visit.
- Hema D
Patient Review by Luke D
Overall good experience
- Luke D
Patient Review by Laura D
Excellent dental practice. I'm happy I found them
- Laura D
Patient Review by Gina W
Very good! Will return!
- Gina W
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Patient Review by Sheila G
Great staff: helpful, friendly and to the point!
- Sheila G
Patient Review by Lucas W
Was nervous but overcome by friendly hygienist and doctor. Understand more about how to care for my teeth. I have braces. Not easy to maintenance top cleanliness of my teeth.
- Lucas W
Patient Review by Sheila G
Great staff: helpful, friendly and to the point
- Sheila G
Patient Review by Bridget N
Great experience at this office- hygienist was friendly and informative, and the doctor seemed trustworthy and caring. Definitely will go back!
- Bridget N
Patient Review by Marcella H
It was a very friendly and welcoming environment as usual. I will be going back again.
- Marcella H
Patient Review by Riley H
Not even 24 hours after my appointment and I have already referred several friends and colleagues to CLD. I truly had a great first visit and am thrilled to have found a new dentist "home" in Chicago. Thank you for the hospitality and for a great experience!
- Riley H