To reduce the risk of gum disease or to stop it from becoming more serious, your dentist may recommend that you have a professional clean, called a scale and polish, to get your teeth properly clean.


Scale and Polish

Scale and polish is a professional tooth cleaning method applied by dentists to prevent gum disease. Side Dental Center can make Scale and Polish successfully. Dental or gum diseases are usually caused by the accumulation of plaque bacteria on the teeth. The best way to prevent this situation is to clean teeth regularly. However, even if it is kept clean, plaque formation, bacteria accumulation or structures called tartar may occur in places that are difficult to reach during brushing. If these problems are not eliminated, they cause more serious problems in the teeth in the later stages.

What to Do in Scale and Polish?

·         In the first stage called scraping, plaque and tartar deposits are removed.

·         Usually, an ultrasound scraper is used first to remove most of the tartar, then special hand-held tools are used to remove stubborn residue.

·         The next step is to 'polish the teeth to make the surface really smooth.

·         Polishing removes stains that hinder the shine off the tongue. This process is not only applied for cosmetic purposes.

·         Also, small defects and rough tissue patches on the teeth are corrected to protect against further plaque buildup.

Scale and polishing benefits

First of all, protecting the health of the teeth and gums is very important and the main purpose here, as in every dental treatment. However, if you need scale and polish treatment, applying this process to your teeth removes tartar and plaque formation and adds freshness and cleanliness to your teeth. In addition to these benefits, bacteria that produce bad breath or bad odor are eliminated in the teeth with scale and polish. At the same time, the problem of tartar, one of the main causes of bad odor, is eliminated. With the elimination of such problems, the patient attains a fresh and clean breath.

Reduces the risk of heart disease

Many studies have been conducted to explain the relationship between dental and oral hygiene and general health. Diseases such as gingivitis and gum disease have been associated with direct adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. Simply brushing your teeth and regular dental checkups can greatly reduce your risk of ailments such as heart disease, high blood pressure diabetes and stroke.

Saves money

You can save a lot of money by getting the right care for your teeth at the right time. Fillings, tooth extractions, crowns, implants, and all other dental treatments can generate a large sum over a long period of time, and the best way to avoid this is to brush regularly and have a scale and polish whenever possible. Even if you have a tooth decay, it will benefit you to consider and treat it.

Does the scale and polish procedure hurt?

No, the scale and polish process does not hurt, but you may feel some unusual sensations in your mouth (like a scratching sensation or tickling sensation in your gums). A numbing gel can also be used if you are very concerned about any toothache. If you are worried that the scale and polish is painful, be sure to speak to the receptionist when making your appointment.

Why do You need Scale and Polish?

A Dentist may not have much time to examine your mouth and clean your teeth if necessary. If you have a lot of plaque and tartar buildup, you may need more time to clear this. Therefore, a preliminary examination is made for the scale and polish, and the appointment is created, and the process is carried out on the specified day. It is important to properly remove this build-up because leaving residue can cause gum disease, decay, bone loss, and even tooth loss. Most mouth ailments are completely preventable, so it is very important that treatment is done as recommended.


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