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. The routine removal of plaque, calculus and bacteria at our office 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. Skowronski and Dr. Katynski‘s hygienists can use to effectively halt its progression.

 

Skowronski Family Dentistry

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I have been going to Dr. Ray and his staff for several years. They are the friendliest people! They are very responsive and helpful with setting appointments. Dr. Ray handled my daughter's braces and she has a beautiful smile!

- Jennifer B

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They have a beautiful saying above their door and I’m paraphrasing it but it basically says they welcome you and are a family and will treat you as family and they do as they say 1000%! Never have I ever felt more cared for, more safe, and more welcomed than by Dr. Ray and ALL of his staff and team! Great practice and would highly recommend them to anyone, but especially to those who might be a bit nervous about visiting a dentist....don’t worry, as you will feel so loved and truly a part of their family. You are in great professional hands!

- Patty M

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Love everyone that works there

- Anonymous

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I have been going to Dr. Ray for over 20 years and would never go any where else.

- Doris L

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I Love every single staff member! You make going to the dentist fun

- Lana S

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I’ve had many crowns on my teeth over the years and they turned out beautiful, don’t have to worry about my smile now. Even went in recently for a cleaning and all the proper safety procedures were followed, I did not have any worries going into his office. I would highly recommend Dr Ray and all his staff for dental work, they are highly skilled and very professional

- Larry G

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I’ve been a patient since i’ve been a very young child, I was very difficult to work on. Chris and Dr. Ray were very patient and always take good care of me and my family. I would never consider going anywhere else.

- Mackenzie G

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I have been coming to Dr. Skowronski for many years. He and his staff have given me excellent service. They have helped keep my smile healthy and helped treat my TMJ and sleep apnea. One of the best things is coming in and hearing Dr. Ray's goofy singing and humming, which happens every time you are there. In my mind, this signifies a happy office and atmosphere which means things are working well and you are getting good care. I highly recommend Dr. Ray and staff.

- Ellen B

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The staff always works with me/my schedule to ensure that I’m seen in a timely fashion. We have always been treated as part of the family when we visit for an appointment. They are THE BEST!

- Gloria K

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My 11-year-old daughter looks forward to visiting the dentist. She always has a positive experience, and enjoys chatting with her hygienist.

- Julie S

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I have been going to see Dr. Ray for many many years and he is the best! The staff is very friendly and helpful I highly recommend this dental office!

- Meredith N

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Great team and always a pleasant experience

- Anthony K

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Great place!

- Taylor F

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Dr. Ray and his staff are wonderful! They always make you feel like part of their "family" and not just a patient. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great dental practice.

- Shelley C

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Amazing

- Jacqueline K

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Chris is the best and love all the staff!!!

- Amy S

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I am so thankful for my friend recommending Dr. Ray and his office to me. Five star Dentist and staff.

- Ruth L

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I have been seeing Dr. Ray for many years and I am always treated like family. Chris is an awesome hygienist and the staff is great! Thank you Dr. Ray for your great service!

- Janine G

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I really enjoy the experience and kindness lived by all the staff at Dr. Ray’s office! I will continue to entrust Dr. Ray with my teeth forever!

- Laura L

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I had a great overall experience.

- Ted W

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