What is a Scale and Clean?
You are probably already familiar with having your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist on a regular basis. When you have your teeth professionally cleaned we are removing both soft and hard deposits from your teeth which have built up over time. We do this using special instruments which allow us to remove these deposits which cannot be removed with regular brushing and flossing. It is a quick and simple procedure that ensures that your teeth and gums remain healthy.
Why is a Scale and Clean Important to Your Oral Health?
Even with good brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar deposits regularly buildup on the surface of your teeth. This typically occurs behind the lower front teeth and on the sides of the upper molars. If left to buildup on your teeth they will eventually cause your gums to bleed. If left even longer plaque and tartar will eventually cause, gum recession, bad breathe, bone loss, and loose teeth – all typical symptoms of gum disease. Once gum disease occurs, you may require gum disease therapy, gum surgery or dental extractions to solve these issues.
Think of regular checkups and scale and cleans like a regular service for your car to avoid further issues like gum disease. Nothing also beats fresh minty breathe and the smooth feeling of clean teeth.
If you are due for a Scale and Clean or you would like your teeth Professionally Cleaned, give us a call on 07 3357 4177 today for an appointment with our experienced dentists.