Scaling/cleaning of teeth is the most commonly advised treatment by a dentist which removes the adherent tartar and plaque in between teeth and also between teeth and gums. Stains which cannot be removed by simple brushing, can be removed by scaling and polishing. Tartar/calculus appears as yellow/brown/blackish deposits between gums and teeth. Excessive deposition of tartar over a period of time leads to mobility of teeth and unhealthy gums.
Plaque formation is a continuous process. If this is not removed properly by brushing,it starts mineralising into tartar in the next 10-14 hours. Therefore the golden rule is to visit your dentist every 6 months. Your dentist will be able to advise you whether you need scaling or not. He will also advise you on the correct home care for healthy teeth. It must be emphasized that scaling of teeth does not weaken them but prevents gum diseases which bring about bleeding gums and if not checked, leads to more serious gum problems.
Uses state-of-the art modern ultrasonic technique for the scaling of teeth. This procedure does not cause any harm or scratches on the natural tooth structure. This is a virtually painless procedure.
MYTHS ABOUT SCALING OF TEETH
- » Teeth become weaker.
- » Gaps between teeth are increased than before.
- » Teeth become more shacky or mobile than before.
- » Sensitivity appeared which was not there before the scaling procedure.