One of the most common dental procedures that you may require, scale and polish treatment needs to be a part of your oral care. If you are new to this term, then let us inform you that its purpose is to keep your teeth healthy and clean. You may have heard its alternate name, ‘dental cleaning’ but what is important to consider is that it aids in reducing the risk of tooth decay and lowers the risk of gum disease.
Your teeth are under the constant threat of starches and sugars that are found in the food items you eat. Once these are released, they may combine with plaque to form an acid that is certainly harmful to your teeth. Plaque is the sticky bacterial layer that forms on your teeth with the passage of time.
This plaque is dangerous and can go on to affect the gum line. It left untouched, it will harden to form calculus. This is also known as tartar – a yellow substance that causes the teeth to have rough appearance. This means that the teeth will be prone to future plaque attacks.
Plaque can be harmful if not removed as they corrode the teeth, thereby leading to cavities, tooth decay, and bad breath. Gingivitis may form as a result of tartar formation near the gums.Hence, it becomes important to opt for scale and polish as this treatment can remove plaque. This will eventually prevent gum disease as it will prevent the bacteria from sticking to your teeth.
Our professionals will gently eliminate all the tartar build-up through specialized instruments without damaging your teeth. Through ultrasonic scaling the pieces of tartar will be removed from your mouth and the debris will be washed away by a cooling mist. The smaller deposits from the tooth surface will be removed by fine hand scalars which are extremely efficient as they are curved and built in line with the shape of your teeth. All patients are offered either a normal polish, or Airflow for an additional fee.
Airflow is a powerful dental hygiene treatment that dramatically cleans and polishes your teeth using a combination of jet water, air, and sodium bicarbonate.
Airflow has plenty of benefits in comparison to a normal scale and polish.
First and foremost, it is much more effective at cleaning.
The jet is not only capable of polishing the surfaces of your teeth and removing plaque build-up, it can also reach up to 5mm into periodontal pockets for more efficient cleaning.
Using Airflow is also much quicker than regular methods of stain and plaque removal.
Airflow can actually help reduce the sensitivity of your teeth.
This is due to the bicarbonate in the jet, which can fill any exposed dentine tubules and help re-mineralize teeth.