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Scaling & Polishing

WHY IS PREVENTION IMPORTANT?

If You Want To Be Healthy, Get Scaling Every 6 Months: Here’s How!

Tooth brushing and flossing alone cannot be enough in taking care of your teeth. You need to visit your dentist every 6 months for professional cleaning. Professional tooth cleaning is called scaling. Scaling does not hurt and has no side effects.

There’s more good news! Scaling does not damage teeth at all!

How does scaling work?

Over a certain period of time, you might see plaque buildup on your teeth. This plaque and tartar build-up should be taken very seriously. It can cause irreversible gum disease. It can also lead to bad breath and cavities. This not only causes social embarrassment but painful infections as well. This is where scaling comes in.

Special ultrasonic instruments are used to scrape off the bacterial plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth.

What is polishing?

After scaling, your teeth need to be polished. This is done to remove the stains caused by improper brushing and foods as well. This leaves your teeth with a clean surface. A polishing paste is used to make your teeth shiny and smooth. This prevents further buildup of plaque. It also gives you the confidence to smile wide and show off your pearly whites!

Why is scaling important?

Your mouth is the door to your digestive system. Good oral health is important for good general health. Scaling gets rid of the bacteria that pile up on your teeth. This prevents you from getting cavities and swollen gums. Swollen gums lead to gum disease due to which teeth are often lost.

As they say, prevention is better than cure. It is a good rule of thumb to visit your dentist for a checkup every 6 months. Your dentist will teach you proper brushing technique and how you can maintain good oral hygiene.