Teeth Cleaning

Dental Prophylaxis

A woman having her teeth cleanedA 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. Tomaszewski can use to effectively halt its progression.

Your Family Dentist

5 out of 5 stars based on 6 Teeth Cleaning reviews.

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Recommend this place so much. They are kind. help to find options to get your treatment done the right way and within your budget.

- Monica N

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Best place to come to the dentist. Love it

- Adriana O

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I have been going to "Your Family Dentist" for about 10 years. Its always a pleasant environment weather you are seeing the Dr. T, Yvette the Hygienist, Ellie and Yanin the RDA's or Anna and Mayra the ladies up front. They always have a smile on there face and make you feel at home. Going to the dentist can be a scary thing but because they are so friendly and professional you don't feel scared going into this practice. I live in Petaluma but I travel to Santa Rosa because I love this office.

- Jessica M

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I had the best experience at "Your Family Dentist". I was seen by Yvette (Dental Hygienist) and she was phenomenal! I had a lot of questions and concerns walking in there but immediately had all of my concerns addressed with kindness and professionalism. Not only did I have my expectations exceeded, the whole entire staff was very friendly, professional, extremely knowledgeable, answered all of my questions, and was able to address all of my needs. I am recommending "Your family Dentist" to all of my friends and family. This place is great! See you guys back soon!

- Damien R

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The staff is very friendly and helpful! The hygienists are gentle and thorough with my cleanings, and I am always satisfied with my experience at Your Family Dentist.

- Victoria T

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The staff in this office are exactly the type of professionals you'd want to be a part of your healthcare team. Why? Because they genuinely care for their patients. They are warm, funny, extremely knowledgeable and respectful. I look forward to my cleanings because I know I'll be treated how every patient should be treated. I have anxiety sometimes about going to the dentist but Dr. T will check in with me as he's working to make sure I'm okay. He explains step by step what I can expect. Are there other dentists in Sonoma County? Of course. However, there is only 1 Your Family Dentist!! The dynamic just works here. They are a bilingual office and while I don't utilize their translating services, I think the fact that they offer that shows how much they value their Spanish speaking patients. Anna is truly a treasure and exudes kindness! Yvette, Yanin, Elizabeth...the whole team: Thank you for taking care of my pearly whites! The chairs in the waiting room are really comfortable and that's yet another small detail from this office that I appreciate : )

- Maria M

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