Teeth Cleaning

Dental Prophylaxis

professional teeth cleanings can help you maintain a healthy smileA dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Dental prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Dental prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.

The benefits of professional teeth cleaning 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.

Professional dental cleaning can be performed at our office. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but dental prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. King can use to effectively halt its progression.

Call our office in Raleigh, NC at Raleigh Office Phone Number 919-781-8984 to schedule a consultation with Dr. King or request an appointment online.

Red Oak Dentistry

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We transitioned from Dr. Linville, and the ease of switching was seamless. Some of the same great staff. And as always great service and beneficial recommendations for my child.

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Very friendly staff and no waiting time

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I am enjoying the new owner/dentist more so than previous. Thank you for great customer service and warmth.

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Friendly office, professional and knowledgeable. I enjoy going to the dentist now!

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New to area and my first visit to Dr King. Caring, compassionate and professional. Being a veteran myself and learning that Dr King is also a veteran was a big plus for me. The facility is state of the art and the staff is welcoming, considerate and extraordinarily competent. Look no further.

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Love the staff and Dr King was a pleasant experience

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Great visit. Promptly seen. Staff very professional.

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Very pleasant surprised and happy I had an appointment here today!

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Very friendly and professional

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Wonderful staff and care. Gentle cleanings

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Easy and comfortable setting

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My first visit.

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Fast and thorough! Would definitely reccommend!

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Overall a great experience

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