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900 E Bellows St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858


The Steps of Prophylaxis Dental Cleanings

Close-up Of A Young Woman In Bathrobe Brushing Teeth With Electric ToothbrushThe American Dental Association also referred to as the ADA, has specific recommendations for patients who want to maintain their oral health. This is especially true for scheduling routine cleaning and evaluations with a dental provider in your community. Dr. Kenneth Egger reaffirms the recommendation that patients in the New York, NY, area who are interested in maintaining a healthy smile will want to visit at least twice a year for a cleaning and evaluation. The cleaning, known as prophylaxis, is vital to ensuring patients are being proactive about their oral health with preventative dentistry.

What Are the Steps of Prophylaxis?

At the dental practice of Dr. Kenneth Egger, patients are encouraged to ask our dental hygienists about the process of prophylaxis during routine dental cleanings and visits. The steps involved include:

  • Examining the patient’s teeth and gums for any signs of disease or damage.
  • Cleaning off plaque, tartar, and other debris from the surfaces of the teeth using specialized dental tools.
  • Polishing the teeth using professional-grade toothpaste and a specialized electric polisher.
  • Flossing to remove additional particles that may be present between the teeth and along the gum line.
  • Applying fluoride treatments to help strengthen enamel and reduce cavity risk in vulnerable areas of the mouth.
  • Offering oral hygiene instructions to help patients maintain their cleanings between visits to our office.
  • Scheduling regular follow-up appointments if necessary to ensure that the patient’s oral health remains in top condition.

Our dental hygienists at the office of Dr. Kenneth Egger can give patients a thorough and comprehensive prophylaxis treatment during their routine appointments and evaluations. This helps protect their teeth from decay and other problems while also giving them the tools they need to maintain good oral hygiene at home.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Kenneth Egger and His Team for Dental Care?

With regular visits, Dr. Kenneth Egger and his experienced team can help your smile be healthy for life! He is a dedicated dental professional servicing patients and families in the area of Mount Pleasant, MI, committed to ensuring patients are comfortable and relaxed during their appointments. If you are ready to learn more about professional dental cleanings and examinations, call 989-773-3560 to request an appointment.