Teeth Cleaning

Dental Prophylaxis

Dental examination

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Professional teeth cleaning 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 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. Dental 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.

Professional teeth cleaning can be performed at our office. We recommend that dental prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for patients with a history of periodontal disease. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but dental prophylaxis is one of the tools Dr. Wiedower and Dr. Aikman can use to effectively halt its progression.

Westport Dental

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Everyone is very friendly and engaging. I always enjoy my visits.

- Gary D

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Holly is amazing! Everyone is super friendly and I know I’m in good hands every time I come to receive dental care!

- Kaylie T

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That Dakota Laseter is simply awesome!!! Such a well mannered young man...his mom must be very proud lol!!!

- traci l

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The only office I have been to since I moved here from Texas and it’s the only one I’ll ever need!

- Jackie B

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Great service!!

- Stephen F

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Holly is always very efficient and Dr Wiedower and staff are wonderful!

- Linda R

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I’ve been here twice and everyone is so friendly. I also like that they don’t pressure you to get work done right away. They try other things first to see if it will help.

- Rachel B

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Always prompt. Dr Wiedower is very good to explain procedures and always has the patients interest in mind.

- Charles 6

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I've been coming here for dental care for more than ten years. The reason is excellent care and service, and up to date procedures; also the professionalism and friendliness of staff are off the charts. Extremely easy to work with the dentist and staff, concerning everything from scheduling, and billing, to insurance and explaining procedures…

- BJ B

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They did a great job on my teeth. They we're familiar with my insurance and very helpful in my decision on what treatment I needed.

- Roscoe F

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Great dentist and staff!

- Chris G

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I am very satisfied with my dental care, I've been going here for years and have never had a bad experience A1 rating

- Sherri C

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The entire team at Westport are absolutely top-rate.

- Fred B

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Dr. Wiedower is the best dentist I have ever had. If I had a dental phobia I would definitely seek him out. He and his staff always make sure I am comfortable and not feeling pain. His office is not the usual sterile atmosphere. Even the treatment rooms are beautifully decorated. Looking at the paintings…

- Melonie W

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Very nice staff, and clean environment

- Charlie P

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This place is great!

- Madison-Jo G

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Everyone there is friendly. Not one bad thing to say about Westport Dental.

- Jordan H

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Great place! Everyone is awesome! They actually care.

- Connie N

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We love how friendly everyone is at Westport Dental!

- Ashley S

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These are some of the most friendly and professional folks I know

- Wes A

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Great staff

- Tyler C

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I've known Dr. Wiedower since we were kids, and my wife and I have been patients since he started his practice 30 years ago. We've been fortunate to have him as a friend and as a great dentist for many years. He and his staff have always been there when we needed anything- from cleanings…

- Michael B

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I've been seeing Dr. Wiedower and his staff for all of my dental needs for longer than I can remember. He and his staff are thoughtful, caring, professional and attentive. Also, I cannot remember a time I have had to wait past my scheduled appointment time to be seen. They are The Best!!

- Colleen F

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Love this dentist!

- Lauren H

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great visit!

- Sylvia B

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I was very happy and pleased with everyone!!!!

- Delesia T

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I had a wonderful experience.

- Mrs. G

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I love this dentist and his staff. They are so friendly and kind. They care about me they called the next day after extractions to see how I was doing and then again the following Monday a week away they called again. I will be going back on April​ 6

- MARVA J

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Great job!

- Anonymous

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Very friendly, professional staff

- Bill S

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Loved the staff. Everyone seemed very caring. I truly appreciate that

- Rachel I

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Holly provided the best examination I can remember ever having!

- Hugh C

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This is an excellent dental clinic, I have been with them for more than 25 years.

- Kiet L

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I would not go anywhere else for my dental care!

- Sherri S

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I called hoping I could get an appointment over my Christmas break. I called on Thursday and was blessed with an opening on Monday. I got there a little early and Holly was able to get me right in. She did a wonderful job cleaning my teeth and giving me helpful suggestions on flossing.

- Tamara M

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I was so scared to go to the dentist. After I came here,I was treated like an important piece of china. I was made to feel like I was priority. I have never been treated as well as I have been here. My entire family (me and my 3 boys). And ALL the staff is…

- julie r

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I absolutely love Westport Dental and would not recommend anywhere else. The ambiance is truly a reflection of the staff. They never seemed stress even when busy and neither does Dr. Wiedower. You feel so at home and it is your dentist's office; this is rare.If I had to guess, I would say they are…

- Jazz J

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Love his Art Collection!!

- Linda s

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Angie, Patty, Holly and Dr Weidower are wonderful professional and very friendly!

- Linda R

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Everyone at Westport Dental are fantastic!

- Bobby R

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Go here!

- Scott P

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My husband and I have been going to this clinic for over 20 years and have always gotten the very best of care! The staff has always been friendly and helpful. Dr. Widower is professional and friendly. The clinic is very clean and nicely decorated.

- Robin W

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Great place to come for what could be an unpleasant task. The staff here is very aware of their patients comfort and needs. Very happy coming here. What I like best is they will never try to oversell you on something you don't need.

- Ralph P

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First time using Westport Dental and it was by far my best dental experience ever!!! Friendly, helpful staff, and Dr. Wiedower was awesome. Called today, got an appointment today! One hour and fifteen minutes total office time, door to car!!!!! If your looking for an awesome dentist and staff, give them a try, you won't…

- Rebecca S

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Friendly and professional staff.

- Rebecca M

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Since my first visit for a tooth extraction, I have been impressed with the office, staff, and Dr. Wiedower. I had a dental implant, fillings, cleanings, and consultations with this practice. I recommend this practice to all my friends and associates. I experienced the practice as professional, knowledgeable, fair in billing, and reasonable. Best dentist…

- Kevin S

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Wonderful staff and Doctor!

- Troy T

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It was a good experience and a learning experience also ,very informative

- john d

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EXCELLENT !!! My family has been using Dr. Wiedower for 16 years ! We love Westport Dental !!!

- Sheila K

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Love this clinic.

- Patricia G

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