Prophylaxis in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers prophylaxis as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

What Is Prophylaxis?

Dental prophylaxis refers to cleaning the teeth thoroughly to stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease, especially after periodontal treatment is completed. Periodontal teeth cleaning can remove tartar buildup, get rid of unsightly stains, and reduce bad breath (halitosis).

Periodontal prophylaxis treatment is usually performed in four stages

  1. X-ray and examination to determine the extent of bone and gum recession and to identify areas that may need more attention
  2. Supragingival cleaning of the area above the gum line
  3. Subgingival cleaning of the area below the gum line
  4. Root planing, or smoothing the tooth root to remove stubborn bacteria

Periodontal teeth cleaning is recommended twice a year to prevent periodontal disease.

Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.

How Much Does Prophylaxis Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for prophylaxis varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of prophylaxis. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your prophylaxis coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket prophylaxis costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our prophylaxis patients.

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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve. Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! 

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014