Scale and Clean
Keep your teeth clean and cavity free with a regular scale and clean. Plus, if you have private health insurance, it may not even cost you a thing. Make an appointment today!
Essentially, a scale and clean is a professional teeth clean. It is vital to prevent the buildup of plaque and calculus, which is the cause of tooth decay. After your treatment, not only will your teeth be healthier, but they will feel fantastically clean and smooth, and even look a little whiter.
Plenty of studies now show that by regularly maintaining your oral health care you will also help to maintain your overall body health. It can help prevent the exacerbation of conditions such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and pregnancy complications. So it pays to look after your teeth!
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Why do I need a scale and clean?
Let’s take a look at what’s removed in a scale and clean.
If remaining plaque is left undisturbed, it will irritate your gums by releasing toxins from the bacteria, causing acid which is the cause of tooth decay.
This is why professional scale and polish is advisable to make sure we get to every nook and cranny and remove all the plaque we can.
How often should I have my teeth professionally cleaned?
- The dentist or dental hygienist will use an ultrasonic device which emits vibrations that will loosen large areas of tartar. At the same time, a cooling mist will be sprayed over the area to wash away any debris.
- Sometimes, if your teeth are heavily stained, you may be given an ‘air abrasion’. This is also helpful for whitening the teeth.
- After the mechanical clean, your dental professional will use a series of hand tools to clean away any remaining deposits, as well as scraping away and smoothing the surface of your teeth.
- Your dentist or hygienist will then give your teeth a good polish.