Teeth cleaning and polishing (technical term “teeth scaling”) is a common dental treatment performed by a dentist or dental hygienist at a dental clinic. Dental scaling will remove plaque and tartar which is full of bacteria from your tooth’s surface. Scaling involves cleaning the areas of the teeth below the gum line. This helps maintain good oral health and prevents gum inflammation and in already inflammed gums, helps eliminate it.
Procedure of teeth cleaning
Using a toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste normal teeth cleaning can be done at home. But many people tend to miss out cleaning on a lot of areas of oral cavity. Plaque accumulates and it hardens in 3 days to form calculus. Calculus cannot be removed by toothbrush. In addition, those who smoke or consume too much colored food and drink have stains in teeth. These cant be removed with a toothbrush hence once in a while professional cleaning is mandatory if you want to retain an optimum dental hygiene.
At Shangrila Dental Clinic, we use ultrasonic scalers to do teeth cleaning. Ultrasonic scaling instruments clean plaque from the teeth with a vibrating metal tip that chips off the tartar and a water spray to wash it away and keep the tip cool
Scaling causes very little discomfort, so we don’t generally need anesthesia. It is a single visit procedure. However, if you have severe form of gingivits or periodontitis, we may suggest additional visits for deep cleaning.
Ideally, after teeth cleaning appointment, the bacteria in the gums of the teeth will be removed and in the next few weeks the gums should become healthier if the person is maintaining good oral hygiene everyday .
Your dentist might prescribe an antibacterial mouthwash, such as chlorhexidine to reduce bacteria in your mouth
Correct dental care can help you keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime.
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