Professional Teeth Cleaning

Dental Prophylaxis

A woman having her teeth cleanedA dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums.  Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Professional teeth cleaning is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. The benefits 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.

Dental prophylaxis can be performed at our office or by your general dentist. It may be beneficial to have your regular cleanings done by Dr. DiVincenzo, Dr. Lefkowitz, Dr. Strauss or Dr. Chang, who is more familiar with the full scope of your periodontal disease. 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 prophylaxis is one of the tools Drs. DiVincenzo, Lefkowitz, Strauss or Chang can use to effectively halt its progression.


Dr. DiVincenzo and Associates

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Amazing people, so friendly and helpful

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Pleasant staff, clean office.

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Great staff and clean office. with pro doctors

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Wonderful practice. Dr Di and Staff

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Overall the service was good

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I HAVE HAD MY TEETH CLEANED AT THIS PLACE FOR OVER 10 YEARS, THE STAFF HAS ALWAYS BE NICE , KNOWLEGEABLE AND WILL SKILLED IN THEIR SERVICES. THIS ALWAYS MAKES FOR A PLEASENT VISIT.

- THOMAS F

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Great service!

- Michael S

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Great staff and experience overall. Highly recommended.

- Brendan D

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I have been coming here for years and I love the service.

- Lynda B

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I have been coming here for a number of years and I admire their professionalism

- Anthony Z

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I was taking care with all the staff!

- Edgardo L

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Dr D and his staff are very professional and thorough in their work

- Ashish M

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When asked I always recommend Dr. Leifkowiz as a very skilled, friendly and competent doctor with an office staffed with equally professional, friendly and accommodating employees.

- Henry B

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