Teeth cleaning is the safe removal of plaque and calculus from the teeth above and below the gum line. When plaque stays on the teeth and gums, it can cause irritation, swelling, and possible gingivitis.
Scaling effectively removes plaque, bacteria and debris from the areas that your toothbrush and floss aren’t capable of reaching.
Plaque is a naturally occurring substance that exists on the surfaces of the teeth. When plaque combines with bacteria and food debris it hardens to form calculus,or tartar. The bacteria will make the plaque stick to the teeth and the food particles will cause it to harden. Once formed, plaque and tartar irritate the gums causing them to become inflamed, irritated, and infected.
If left untreated, the gingivitis will become periodontitis. The tartar will spread further down below the gum line causing the gums to recede, and damage the supporting bone structure. This will cause the tooth to loosen and may ultimately result in tooth loss.
It is very important to have your teeth cleaned by a dental professional regularly.