What is prophylaxis?

Prophylaxis is simply the formal name for a dental cleaning. Dental cleanings are used to prevent dental diseases and to keep your smile clean and bright. We recommend that you visit our dental office every six months for a regular teeth cleaning in Liberty, Missouri. During this appointment, our gentle dentist and dental team will thoroughly clean your smile by removing plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) that have accumulated on your teeth. Removing built-up plaque and tartar helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. We will also polish each tooth, giving you a smile that is radiantly healthy.

How often do I need a dental cleaning?

Dr. John Deakins encourages you to visit us at John A. Deakins, DDS every six months for your teeth cleaning. We will also examine your smile during these visits; if we notice any dental problems that require our professional care, we will recommend the necessary treatments. We are committed to helping you keep your smile healthy, and routine visits to our office for a dental cleaning and exam is one of the best steps you can take to ensure that you remain in good oral health. For more information on the benefits of regular dental cleanings and exams, and to schedule your next checkup, please contact us today.