All human beings accumulate plaque on their teeth. Plaque is a sticky film that is composed of bacteria in saliva. If teeth are not cleaned well, this plaque can cause inflammation that can lead to the gum pulling away from the tooth to form ‘pockets’ and subsequent gum disease. If plaque is left for long, calcium deposits harden the plaque to form tartar. Tartar is tenacious, and hard to remove with normal brushing and causes the gums to recede. Gum disease will set in, often along with bad breath.

Toothpaste and toothbrush companies promise that their specially formulated dentifrices and unique designs would remove plaque and tartar and keep dental disease at bay. However, even with the most diligent home care routine, a person would not be able to access every crevice and corner of the mouth.
A professional cleaning or scaling procedure as it is called, would be needed every 6 months.

The scaling procedure is usually painless. It is performed with a combination of ultrasonic scalers and gentle instrumentation to remove plaque and tartar without scratching or damaging delicate enamel. Scales and stains are removed, and the teeth polished with a flavoured paste to restore the tooth back to its original texture.

At this time, the dental professional conducts a thorough examination of the teeth, the gums and the oral cavity for signs of potential problem or developing disease like early tooth decay or gum problems. Lasers, x-rays and disclosing solutions are also used depending on the case, to help detect cavities.
The purpose of scaling is to ensure that your teeth and your smile last you for a lifetime.Teeth cleaning costs are minimal and will serve to keep your oral health in fantastic shape in the long run.
The team at Acharya Dental is happy to help!

 

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