Brushing your teeth cannot remove all plaque in your mouth. There are areas of your mouth that are difficult to brush and where tartar may accumulate. This, along with and incorrect brushing, creates the need for a dental scale and clean.
A dental scale and clean is part and parcel of our preventive dentistry services to keep your mouth healthy and strong. It is a quick, non-invasive procedure that removes all tartar buildup in the mouth. The results are clean teeth, healthier mouth, and fresher breath.
See you dentist at Western Clinic Dental today and start your path towards a healthier and brighter smile.
Calculus/ Tartar: Definition And Effects
Plaque is a soft, sticky film that accumulates in your mouth and on your teeth, and contains millions of bacteria. Proper brushing of teeth removes most of the plaque in your mouth. When not removed, plaque hardens into tartar or calculus. Brushing cannot remove tartar or calculus. Only your dentist can remove this, by means of a dental scale and clean.
Tartar or calculus build up in your mouth can pose negative implications to your oral health including:
- Tooth decay
- Tooth sensitivity
- Periodontal disease
- Dental abscess
Benefits of Dental Scale and Clean
#1. Keeps you from possible dental issues.
Opting to have a dental scale and clean can stop the development of other dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease.
#2. Keeps your teeth healthy and strong.
Without tartar deposits, your teeth are healthy and can function properly.
#3. Brighter smile.
Dental scale and clean removes stains from your teeth revealing your teeth’s natural shade and glory.
#4. Fresher breath.
With the tartar out of your mouth, your breath becomes fresher.
#5. Boosts your confidence.
With a healthier mouth and fresher breath comes a confidence boost. You’re more confident to display your pearly whites or laugh at loud knowing your teeth are healthy.
The Dental Scale And Clean Procedure
An ultrasonic instrument is used in the cleaning process. It knocks the tartar deposits off and sprays water to wash the debris away.
Fine hand tools are then used to scrape off the smaller tartar deposits. The teeth are smoothened and polished to make it difficult for tartar to build up again.
Regular dental scale and clean is recommended every six months. However, if at your visit for your regular dental check-up, your dentist finds your teeth do not need dental scale and clean, it will not be performed.
Healthier Smile At Western Clinic Dental
Prevention is better than cure. Stop dental problems from happening with a dental scale and clean at Western Clinic Dental.
Start your path towards healthier smiles today!