We hardly follow the age-old advice of brushing our teeth twice a day. Eventually, this leads us to various problems related to gums and teeth. Since a bacterial film is present in our mouth and teeth, anything that we eat or drink exposes our teeth to an acidic environment. Over the time, the food and bacteria get accumulated in our teeth and build up plaque or tartar staining and damaging the enamel and even the roots. You can prevent yourself from such problems with teeth scaling and polishing procedures at Microdent Dentistry.
What is Dental Scaling and Polishing?
Scaling and polishing are two common dental procedures performed by dentists to remove plaque and tartar that are built up on the teeth because of unhygienic oral practice. These procedures are best for maintaining the health of your gums and teeth. They also help in detecting and rectifying any gum disease or cavities.
Just like we need to remove the dust and stubborn stains from the surface of a wall before painting it, similarly, scaling is performed first to remove stains or tartar from the teeth. Besides the teeth, it is also performed on the roots in case the patient is suffering from a gum disease. We use specialised hand tools to remove plaque and tartar and protect your gums and teeth from damaging.
Polishing is the next step after scaling. It is performed to remove stains and make your teeth smooth and shiny with the use of a specialised instrument and a special paste
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For whom scaling and polishing is?
Any person of any age can undergo these procedures and achieve optimum oral health. Scaling and polishing save people from getting into more complex dental procedure. They are most suitable for people having gum disease and bad breath. Those who are concerned about the health of their gums, and teeth can also go for scaling and polishing. The best thing about these procedures is, there is no special preparation needed.
How scaling and polishing works?
We administer local anesthesia to your teeth and gums to reduce discomfort. After that, the accumulated plaque and tartar are loosened by using ultrasonic devices. Once the plaque and tartar are loosened, we use specialised hand tools and scrape them applying moderate pressure. After scaling is completed, we polish your teeth using a soft, motorized tool and a special paste. The whole scaling and polishing procedures offer you clean, smooth, and bright teeth. One of the best advantages of dental implants is their durability. They can easily last for a lifetime with good care.
BDS, MDS, (Microdent Dentistry,Pune)
Dr. Rohit Joshi is a renowned Dentists in Pune and having more than 5 years of experience in the field of dentistry. He is Mastered in conservative dentistry and endodontics. He also specialises in single visit painless root canal treatment and aesthetic dentistry. He is always contributing his knowledge of dentistry through his blog.
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