Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

Teeth Cleaning - Gilroy Smiles

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the crowns of teeth, gums, and implants. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Prophylaxis 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.

Prophylaxis 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 and implant patients. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Chan, Rhona, or Cyndi  can use to effectively halt its progression.

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Gar N. Chan, D.D.S., Inc.

5 out of 5 stars based on 146 Prophylaxis (cleaning) reviews.

Patient Review from Rpbert G

Comfortable environment and friendly staff.

- Rpbert G

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Patient Review from Annette C

Great Experience

- Annette C

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Patient Review from Mary H

Rhonna and Dr Gar are professional , and friendly . I love how Rhonna thinks outside of the box and goes out of her way with new ideas and appliances to help me take better help of my teeth.

- Mary H

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Patient Review from April A

I highly recommend this office.Very professional and amazing with children!

- April A

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Patient Review from LUIS C

EXCELLENT JOB,THANKS

- LUIS C

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Patient Review from eric v

great office

- eric v

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Patient Review from Anthony c

Sandra and Susan were amazing!

- Anthony c

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Patient Review from Shelby V

I have never had an issue here, everyone is super friendly! I would recommend to everyone.

- Shelby V

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Patient Review from Kelly N

The staff and doctor are very friendly. It has always been easy to schedule an appointment when I need one.

- Kelly N

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Patient Review from Joanthon G

good clean place with friendly staff

- Joanthon G

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Patient Review from vanessa o

everything was great!

- vanessa o

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Patient Review from samuel m

Great office

- samuel m

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Patient Review from Florie S

A great office. The staff is always great, and Dr. Chan is able to do everything needed! He is friendly and explains everything completely.

- Florie S

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Patient Review from DANIEL C

Susan is a great hygienist.

- DANIEL C

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I always love coming to the dentist. Everyone is friendly and have your best care in mind. I have been coming to the same dentist for years now and so has my family. I would recommend Dr. Chan to anyone.

- Anonymous

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Patient Review from JASON M

GREAT PEOPLE

- JASON M

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Patient Review from Mary Y

It would be very difficult to find as good a dental practice as this one, so I hope I never have to!

- Mary Y

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Patient Review from Carolyn D

THANK YOU SO MUCH RHONA!

- Carolyn D

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Patient Review from Charles Weston D

Great Practice!!

- Charles Weston D

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Patient Review from RENEE Z

LOVE YOUR OFFICE

- RENEE Z

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Patient Review from kevin d

I have no problems coming here. My last dentist was not that great, so coming here is nice.

- kevin d

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Patient Review from Juan D

Very happy with the care provided by your office.

- Juan D

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Patient Review from Ruben M

Everyone is friendly and very professional.

- Ruben M

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Patient Review from Mary C

I have been going to this office my whole life. I have never had any issues with the service or my teeth. I know that my best interest is taken care of here. Thank you everyone at Dr. Chan's office!!

- Mary C

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Patient Review from Brian B

Very comfortable experience.

- Brian B

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Patient Review from Lisa N

I appreciate the kindness from all of the staff and the thoroughness of exam/cleaning.

- Lisa N

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Patient Review from Michael H

Great visit, very professional.

- Michael H

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Patient Review from Karen H

I love coming to the dentist!

- Karen H

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Patient Review from STEPHEN K

CAREFUL AND THOUGHTFUL ATTENTION

- STEPHEN K

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Patient Review from Jon C

very good service and always friendly. Appointment are always convenient.

- Jon C

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Patient Review from SERENA D

So pleased with Dr. Chan's offfce and staff. He is thorough and takes the time to explain everything in detail. His staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this office to my friends and family.

- SERENA D

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Patient Review from Alondra V

I love the sense of community brought to you immediately when stepping in the door of the office. My concerns with my overall dental health are always addressed and explained thoroughly. I have been coming here practically my whole life and will continue to do so until I move too far away to come home regularly.

- Alondra V

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Patient Review from Charles C

Dr Gar Chan and his staff are the best! If you are looking for a great dentist, look no further.

- Charles C

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Patient Review from Staphane C

I was referred highly to this Doctor by my sister and brother-in-law. I am always very excited about coming to my appointment because I feel comfortable and that is very important to me. 🙂

- Staphane C

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Patient Review from Tina R

Doctor Chan and his staff are all very pleasant and accomodating. Doctor Chan's expertise in dentistry gave me the ability to smile confidently. I always recommend this office to others in search of a very good dentist.

- Tina R

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Patient Review from Yolanda G

they are all great!

- Yolanda G

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Patient Review from DANIEL C

nice staff

- DANIEL C

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Patient Review from BENNY ESTRADA

Every visit I am treated with courtesy and a timely fashion

- BENNY ESTRADA

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Patient Review from James M

We've been happily seeing Dr. Chan for many years and feel grateful tht he's our dentist.

- James M

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Patient Review from Vanesa T

overall great experience. The staffs are nice and friendly. Dr is great.

- Vanesa T

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Patient Review from Rachel S

I've been coming to see Dr. Chan and his staff for over 30 years. It's always been such great service with the staff and I will continue to recommend my family and friends to come here for their dental care.

- Rachel S

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Patient Review from Lea C

The staff are all very friendly and professional. Office is super clean and welcoming.

- Lea C

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Patient Review from Benjamin S

I have been with Dr. Chan 20+ years and find him and his staff very professional and great to deal with. Equipment seem to be the latest.

- Benjamin S

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Patient Review from Beth R

prompt professional service. excellent for all dental needs.

- Beth R

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Patient Review from Mona H

I have been seeing Dr. Gar N Chan since 2008. I am very happy with the services i have been receiving. Thank You Dr. Chan and rest of the team members for always making me feel comfortable during my dental visit.

- Mona H

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Patient Review from Rhonda L

I am very pleased with Dr. Chan and his staff. Especially Rhona Lee. She has been seeing me for years and taking care of my dental needs. I always say, it's a pleasure coming to the dentist! Who can say that? It's the care and attention this staff provides that keeps me coming back. I am beyond pleased!

- Rhonda L

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Patient Review from Victoria B

Love coming here!!

- Victoria B

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Patient Review from yasmin g

everything was great!! The doctor and nurses

- yasmin g

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Patient Review from Carly G

very quick, but thorough. comfortable experience

- Carly G

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Patient Review from Dominic s

good dentistry.

- Dominic s

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