Professional Teeth Cleaning

Dental Prophylaxis

A woman having her teeth cleaned

A 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.
For more information about Professional Teeth Cleanings or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scrivo, call our office in West Caldwell, NJ at West Caldwell Office Phone Number 973-226-0063.

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. Scrivo, 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 Dr. Scrivo can use to effectively halt its progression.

Dr. Steven Scrivo

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Great experience and great staff.

- Dennis S

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I usually do not write a review but this required one. Dr. Scrivo and his Hygienist are absolutely remarkable. From explaining the process to showing they care about the health of your teeth. Ive been to many Dr's but this is the most caring one I've been to. in addition, we can not forget how clean the office and restrooms are. thank you for a lovely experience. 🙂

- Milagros R

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Great service, no waiting. People in the office are always very courteous and professional.Highly recommend.

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Excellent Doctor and staff.....highly recommend Dr.Scrivo

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Hygienist was terrific.

- Stephen L

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The doctor and staff of this office have been part of the overall success of keeping my aging teeth. I would recommend this practice to anyone that requires dental implants.

- Marge H

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Dr. Scrivo and staff are always kind and professional.

- Joanne G

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4/30 had appointment with hygienist Joanne. I was very pleased. She was quite informative and efficient. My next scheduled cleaning appointment will be with her.

- Nancy G

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Always great care. Prompt scheduling. Never a wait.

- Vicki V

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Excellent dentist office. I highly recommend Dr Scrivo and his staff

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A most pleasant experience great staff and Doctor

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My family and I have been coming for years and always have a fabulous experience

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I would definitely recommend them

- Robert W

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I always get a top notch service here, very satisfied.

- Anatoly T

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Dr. Scrivo & his team are excellent and very satisfied with their work

- Christian D

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Long time patient. Love the staff. Very professional and efficient.

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