August 28, 2023
Dental prophylaxis is essential to take care of the health of our teeth. Through the correct and adequate professional cleaning of teeth and gums, bacterial plaque, tartar, and possible stains can be eliminated. Performing dental prophylaxis with the frequency recommended by the dentist will help us to have a radiant smile and prevent dental and medical problems in the long term. Dr. Manuel Tovar, a dentist at our clinic, gives us more information on this subject.
How often is it advisable to have a dental prophylaxis?
It is recommended every 6 months to maintain good oral health and prevent problems such as cavities, periodontal (gum) disease, and bad breath, among others.
What types of dental cleaning are available?
Types of dental cleaning include regular prophylaxis (which is routine cleaning) and scaling (which involves deeper cleaning, in cases of plaque and tartar build-up).
Is it true that prophylaxis wears down teeth?
In a proper prophylaxis, there should be no wear of the teeth, since an ultrasound tip is used that does not generate damage to the tooth structure. On the contrary, regular cleaning reduces the risk of subsequent problems requiring restorative treatment.
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Dr. Manuel Tovar
Dentist at Clínica Ricardo Palma