Teeth cleaning is a dental procedure that are performed to remove plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from the surface of the teeth and along the gumline. Plaque and tartar can build up on the teeth over time and can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. It can help to prevent these issues and maintain good oral hygiene.
Scale & polish
Scaling involves the use of a scaling instrument, such as a scaler or ultrasonic device, to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth. The scaling instrument is carefully used to remove the buildup from above and below the gumline.
Polishing is the process of smoothing and shining the surfaces of the teeth. This is typically done using a rotating rubber cup and a special polishing paste.
Scaling and polishing are often performed together as part of a regular dental cleaning, but they can also be done as a standalone treatment for patients with particularly heavy plaque and tartar buildup.
It is important to have regular scaling and polishing treatments to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. These treatments can help to prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health issues and can help to keep your teeth and gums healthy.