Prophylaxis, commonly known as a deep dental cleaning, is essential for maintaining healthy gums and preventing gum disease. Even with excellent oral hygiene habits, it is nearly impossible to clean the areas of your teeth that lie below the gumline. Prophylaxis addresses this issue by removing the plaque and tartar buildup that accumulates in those hard-to-reach spots, safeguarding your oral health.

During a prophylaxis appointment, our dentist will meticulously scale and polish your teeth. Scaling involves removing the hardened deposits on your teeth and below the gumline, while polishing smooths the surfaces of your teeth, making them less likely to attract harmful bacteria in the future. This process not only helps prevent gum disease from worsening but also initiates the healing process to restore your oral health.

Dr. Gregory Davis will also use this opportunity to examine your mouth for any other potential issues that might be lurking below the gumline, such as tooth decay or early signs of periodontal disease. Early detection is key to managing and treating these problems effectively.

If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, regular deep dental cleanings are crucial. These cleanings help prevent more severe damage, such as bone loss and further progression of the disease. Our experienced dentist will assess the condition of your gums and develop a personalized treatment plan to ensure that you receive the necessary care to maintain a healthy mouth.

We understand that maintaining oral health can be challenging, but with regular prophylaxis, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing severe gum disease. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best care possible, and we invite you to contact State Street Dental today at 208-939-1700 to learn more about prophylaxis in Boise, Idaho, and to schedule your appointment with our dentist and team. Your oral health is our top priority, and we are here to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.