Scaling and polishing of teeth is the most commonly advised treatment by a dentist which removes the adherent tartar and plaque in between teeth and also between teeth and gums. Stains which cannot be removed by simple brushing can be removed by scaling and polishing.
Tartar or calculus appears as yellow, brown or blackish deposits between gums and teeth. Excessive deposition of tartar over a period of time leads to mobility of teeth and unhealthy gums.
Plaque formation is a continuous process. If this is not removed properly by brushing, it starts mineralising into tartar in the next 10 to 14 hours. Therefore, the golden rule is to visit your dentist every 6 months. At Dr. Gowd’s Dental Hospitals we will be able to advise you whether you need scaling or not. We also will advise you on the correct home care for healthy teeth. It must be emphasized that scaling and polishing of teeth does not weaken them, but prevents gum diseases, which bring about bleeding gums and if not checked, leads to more serious gum problems.
At Dr. Gowd’s Dental Hospitals we use state-of-the-art modern ultrasonic technique for the scaling and polishing teeth. This procedure does not cause any harm or scratches on the natural tooth structure. This is a virtually painless procedure.