Scaling & Polishing
When calculus builds up, it could lead to gum swelling and infection. Scaling will remove the calculus and the polishing can remove stains. This will help to keep the gum and tooth to be clean and healthy thus, leading to a lesser possibility of gum disease.
One would need to do scaling and polishing on a regular basis. Dentists recommend that scaling and polishing to be done at a six-month interval. It also helps to prevent the gum from receding and diseases that are ultimately the main cause of shaky teeth. It also facilitates screening for oral disease like cavities and tooth decay.
Having regular scaling and polishing helps to maintain healthy teeth and gum. Bleeding gums while brushing is an early sign of gum disease. Visit our dentist clinic to prevent it from getting worse. With regular professional cleaning, a positive attitude and good oral hygiene, you will have a clean mouth and will be able to smile confidently.
Our teeth should last us our lifetime. One of the major causes of tooth or teeth loss is Periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease is largely a preventable disease. It is recommended that you should visit your dentist routinely every 6 monthly. Your dentist can check the condition of your gums, take x-rays to help diagnose periodontal health and give your teeth and gums a professional clean every 6 months or less.
Fluoride, a natural mineral is found in many foods and also in water. Fluoride is lost through demineralization where the tooth’s enamel layer is attached by acids in the food and drinks that we consume. These acids are formed from plaque bacteria and sugars. From the food and drinks consumed, minerals are also replenished in the form of fluoride, calcium and phosphate in a process called remineralization.
A dentist can also apply fluoride directly to the teeth in the form of a gel, foam or varnish. This method allows for a much higher amount of fluoride to be applied to your teeth than toothpastes.