Dental scaling/ cleaning is a term we have come across when we visit our dentist for a dental checkup and often doctor recommends that we get our teeth cleaned or get scaling done at least once every six months for good oral hygiene. However many of us ignore the suggestion and always has excuses for not getting it done. Often, these excuses are based on myths about dental scaling.
Today we will decode why dental scaling is required and how this simple non-invasive procedure helps in maintaining good oral health and saves the tooth from advanced gum / periodontal diseases, which requires further costly invasive treatment.
What is scaling and how it can help us?
Plaque is a soft, sticky film that forms on teeth. It contains millions of bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum diseases, while Tartar is a hardened form of plaque that develops if the plaque is not removed on time.
Improper brushing and poor oral hygiene lead to heavy deposits of plaque and calculus which if not removed regularly lead to various complications like bleeding from gums, pocket formation, infection in bone and mobility of teeth over time.
Teeth Scaling is a routine dental procedure with which plaque and tartar/calculus deposits that form on teeth are cleaned or scraped away. Scaling is usually recommended when the gum disease is of a moderate level, in order to stop it from spreading and leading to further complications. When the gum disease is found to be severe, then teeth scaling is done prior to the further treatment procedures.
Here are some common myths surrounding teeth scaling.
Now that we know about the benefits of scaling, book your appointment now and flaunt your smile with healthy sparkly teeth!
Always remember prevention is better than cure!