“Teeth cleaning” or an adult prophylaxis is an important part of oral and systemic health as part of comprehensive treatment. Inflammation in the mouth has been correlated to inflammatory processes in the body. Removal of bacteria under the gum through regular hygiene appointments decreases your risk of oral inflammation.
Individual patient needs vary therefore the doctors will examine the patients oral condition and prescribe the appropriate type of hygiene needs for each patient. Patients with periodontal disease or history of periodontal therapy require more frequent visits called periodontal maintenance.