WHAT IS SCALING AND POLISHING?
Most of you complain of yellowish deposits on your teeth. These deposits when soft (called plaque) can be removed easily by normal brushing but when they become hard they attach to the teeth strongly and can be removed only by professional cleaning, called scaling.
After your dentist cleans the deposits from your teeth, the surface will be rough which when left will result in further plaque accumulation. To prevent this, your dentist will apply a paste that is specially made to make the tooth surface smooth which in turn prevents plaque deposition onto the tooth surface.
WHY DO YOU NEED TO GET YOUR TEETH CLEANED?
Deposits on the teeth when are not cleaned will lead to gum diseases which may further lead to the deterioration of the underlying bone that is supporting your teeth.
The first sign of gum disease is bleeding while you brush your teeth. This is due to the swelling of the gums caused by bacteria present in the deposits.
This stage of gum disease is reversible by cleaning. When left unnoticed at this stage, your gums start receding and your bone around your teeth weakens leading to loosening of your teeth.
So don’t hesitate to visit your dentist when you find any of the above symptoms.
WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO GET YOUR TEETH CLEANED?
There is no such time as the right time to get your teeth cleaned. It is recommended to get your professional cleaning done once in 6 months to keep your mouth healthy.
HOW MUCH DOES PROFESSIONAL CLEANING COSTS?
It costs about $50 – $200 depending upon the severity of the deposits.
CAN CLEANING MAKES YOUR TEETH WHITER?
Yes, it makes your teeth whiter as the deposits which are yellow in color are removed. But this is temporary. If you want your teeth brighter for a long time you must undergo dental bleaching, Visit your dentist now.