scaling and polishing Dubai Marina by Serenity Clinic : is a common dental procedure to remove hardened plaque called calculus which causes teeth damage and gum diseases. As this procedure may leave the teeth rough, polishing is followed to smooth them out.
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why should i scale and polish my teeth ?
Harmful bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum inflammation live in dental plaque and calculus that accumulate around teeth and under the gums. While plaque can be removed with proper brushing and flossing, some plaque is inevitably left behind and hardens to form calculus which can only be removed with professional dental cleaning.
A basic scaling and polishing will remove plaque, calculus and stain to restore your bright and fresh smile. This process also allows us to better examine your teeth for any more subtle problems like leaky fillings or cracks that may need our attention. If done regularly as recommended, this is a gentle and basic procedure that will only take minutes but go the longest way in keeping your dental health on track.
How frequent should I have my teeth scaling and polishing done?
This depends on the oral health and lifestyle factors that varies with each individual. As a general guideline, we recommend 6 monthly visits unless informed otherwise by the dentist. Some of the reasons that could require more frequent professional cleaning include:
- Tea/Coffee/Wine staining
- History of gum disease or decay
- Bad breath
Do I have to get scaling and polishing done if I have been brushing and cleaning them well?
Yes! Even dentists have to get scaling and polishing done regularly.
There are simply too many hard to access crevices that plaque can accumulate in before we can remove them by brushing and flossing. Once plaque hardens to form tartar, brushing and flossing will be ineffective at removing them and scaling will be required.
However, thorough brushing and cleaning habits will allow us to complete the scaling and polishing treatment in a shorter time.
Is scaling and polishing painful?
If done regularly, scaling and polishing is supposed to have minimum discomfort. Most people find it painless.
Sometimes, stubborn and deep tartar, sore gums or exposed sensitive surfaces of the teeth can result in pain. If it does get unbearable, local anesthetic can be requested. Depending on the situation, we may even recommend that the cleaning be done over several visits.
Is scaling and polishing important?
Scaling and polishing removes deposits such as plaque and calculus (tartar) from tooth surfaces. Over time, the regular removal of these deposits may reduce gingivitis (a mild form of gum disease) and prevent progression to periodontitis (severe gum disease).
Does scaling and polishing remove stains?
Usually done after scaling, polishing removes surface stains while making your teeth smooth and shiny.
Can I remove tartar myself?
While you may be wondering how to remove tartar from your teeth without a dentist, it is best to seek help from a dental professional for a clean and accurate job! Once plaque hardens into tartar, a toothbrush can’t remove it.
Why can only a dentist remove tartar?
Tartar, also called dental calculus, is a yellow or brown colored deposit that forms when plaque hardens on your teeth. Because tartar buildup on teeth is strongly bonded to the tooth enamel, it can only be removed by a dental professional.