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.

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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, Cyndi or Dayna 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 186 Prophylaxis (cleaning) reviews.

Patient Review from Ashley M

Great! Everyone is so friendly

- Ashley M

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Patient Review from Shawna R

I've been coming here several decades because of the great care.

- Shawna R

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Patient Review from Cynthia C

Very friendly staff. Jaymie the hygienist is very gentle and thorough.

- Cynthia C

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Patient Review from Jasmine P

Very friendly staff, felt very welcomed

- Jasmine P

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Patient Review from Lupe C

Everyone is so nice they took care of m with so much care

- Lupe C

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Patient Review from Vivian C

Everyone is so welcoming and helpful.

- Vivian C

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Patient Review from Eric J

Good job

- Eric J

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Patient Review from Sandy K

The professionalism and personal care to my specific needs is excellent. I highly recommend Dr. Gar Chan and his office.

- Sandy K

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Patient Review from Darrien Y

Very consistent, friendly, and a great office overall!

- Darrien Y

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Patient Review from Cynthia C

Hygienist Jaymie was very thorough. Teeth feel smooth and clean and was done painless! Looking forward to seeing her again!

- Cynthia C

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Patient Review from Gary L

Wonderful office

- Gary L

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Patient Review from Dan K

Awesome

- Dan K

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Patient Review from Camille R

We love our family dentist. Dr. Gar Chan and his entire staff are kind, courteous and very knowledgeable.

- Camille R

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Patient Review from Cesar L

I give this dental office a 5 star service 🙂 I've been a patient since 2014

- Cesar L

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Patient Review from Marissa S

Best office ever!!!

- Marissa S

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Patient Review from Diana Mulleniux

Knowledgand friendly STAFF, always Punctual, highly recommend

- Diana Mulleniux

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Patient Review from Tiffany C

Excellent staff, very helpful, very friendly, great service.

- Tiffany C

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Dr. Chan has been our family's dentist for 30+ years. The staff is wonderful from the Renee at reception to the wonderful assistants and hygienists- thanks to Cyndi, I always leave with a grateful smile! Dr. Chan always keeps abreast with the latest equipment and knowledge-5 stars!

- Anonymous

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Patient Review from Shelly m

Friendly, clean and efficient

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Patient Review from Naomi M

I'm very happy here and would highly recommend.

- Naomi M

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Patient Review from Kelly S

Great Dentist and Office staff!!

- Kelly S

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Patient Review from Rich S

Great office

- Rich S

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Patient Review from Rachel R

The office is always clean when I go in. Easy to make appointments and the appointments are always on time.

- Rachel R

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Patient Review from Troy S

I would highly recommend this dental office!

- Troy S

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Patient Review from David d

Excellent

- David d

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Patient Review from Rose

Wonderful team! Excited to bring in my family and start our teeth care journey.

- Rose

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Patient Review from Laura C

I feel comfortable with all the steps taken by the Doctor and the staff to keep patients safe and to be able to provide good dental care. My spouse and I have been patients for eight years. We have and will continue to see Dr. Chan and his staff for our dental needs. I recently recommended Dr. Chan to my coworker.

- Laura C

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Patient Review from Janea L

Excellent service!

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Patient Review from Lisa D

Love this place

- Lisa D

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Patient Review from Rhonda B

Cynthia was amazing!

- Rhonda B

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Patient Review from Kalei J

Dr.Chan and everyone is very nice.

- Kalei J

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Patient Review from Leslie h

The doctor and staff are great.

- Leslie h

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Patient Review from Julie H

Best dentist and staff ever!!!!

- Julie H

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Patient Review from Peter H

I have been coming here since I was young and don't intend to change unless I move away

- Peter H

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Patient Review from clementine r

wonderful staff !!

- clementine r

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Patient Review from Carolyn D

I love the way my teeth feel after my cleaning appointments!

- Carolyn D

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Patient Review from emily c

Very friendly!

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Patient Review from Brian G

No waiting time, everyone was nice, and the doctors were amazing. Overall a very good visit.

- Brian G

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Patient Review from yolanda d

i love this this office always caring and great!

- yolanda d

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Patient Review from Marline F

I get the most thorough explanations, procedures, and treatment than anywhere else I've been. Thank you!

- Marline F

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Patient Review from Rpbert G

Comfortable environment and friendly staff.

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Patient Review from Annette C

Great Experience

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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

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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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