It is the removal of stains, plaque and calculus (tartar) from the surface of the teeth. A cleaning should be done every six months.
When last did you have your teeth professionally cleaned? A scale and polish should be done at least every six months to prevent gum and bone disease. Plaque and tartar are removed from the surface of the teeth during a cleaning.
Some of the reasons why dental cleaning from Gateway Dental is recommended:
- Promote good oral hygiene: Keeping your teeth healthy starts with keeping them cleaning. While regular brushing and flossing can go a long way, bi-annual visits to the dentist can ensure that your teeth are kept in top condition.
- Prevent gum diseases: Dental cleaning by experienced dentists can give you a bright smile as well as prevent halitosis and gum diseases.
What to expect during & after treatment
An ultrasonic scaler is used, which works by ultrasonic vibrations and the use of water to remove deposits. The scale and polish is a pain free procedure. Patients with sensitive teeth may experience slight discomfort with the cold water used.
Occasionally if there is gum recession then there can be some sensitivity experienced.
Consequences if left untreated
- Gums become swollen and bleed
- Bad breath
- Gums receed
- Gum disease
Our dentists in Durban can clean all the hard to reach areas in your mouth. Avert oral cancer, detect any problems such as oral cancer and maintain good oral health by contacting us for dental cleaning today.