Everybody knows the importance of making regular trips to the dentist to make sure there are no hidden dental problems. Good oral hygiene is vital to keep your teeth healthy, but you still need your dentist to check for problems of which you might not be aware.
Even if you are diligent with your oral hygiene, you may occasionally need dental cleaning. This is because normal cleaning may not remove all the plaque. Over time, the plaque hardens into a substance called tartar, and tartar cannot be removed by brushing.
Your dental surgery will offer a scale and polish service to remove tartar and other hard deposits from your teeth. The procedure may be carried out by a dental hygienist. Scaling is necessary because the hard deposits on the tooth surfaces encourage the growth of harmful bacteria that will eventually damage your teeth.
Scaling is a painless procedure that does not require an anesthetic. People with very sensitive teeth may experience mild discomfort during the procedure. The dentist or hygienist will use ultrasound to break up and remove the larger deposits, and will use special dental cleaning tools to complete the scaling.
After scaling, the dentist or dental hygienist will apply a polish to the surface of your teeth. Not only will this polish make your teeth feel really smooth, but it also makes them less prone to bacterial growth. This is simply because the bacteria find it harder to survive on polished teeth.
Dr. Rogers of Arrow Springs Dental Care advises people to visit a dentist every six months for a routine examination, where scaling and polishing may be recommended. Please call 918-451-9066 for more information or to make an appointment. You can also request an appointment on the surgery’s website.
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