IMPROVE YOUR GUM HEALTH WITH SCALING
Brushing your teeth twice is essential but brushing alone is not sufficient to keep your mouth hygienic. There are certain places where your toothbrush cannot dislodge plaque which hardens eventually and forms Calculus and Tartar.
Proper brushing can remove the plaque but not the calculus (Mineralised plaque). Only a professional ultrasonic cleaning tips can detach the calculus from the teeth.
IGNORING A DIRTY TOOTH...
If we ignore scaling, THE PLAQUE AND TARTAR of your teeth
- Consistently irritates gums and eventually becomes swollen.
- Becomes a breed house for the bacteria.
- Makes your gums fragile and bleed which is an early sign of gum disease. Remember that Calculus have potential to eat the bone surrounding your teeth.
- As the surrounding bone recedes, the teeth turn into loose and mobile.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER A CLEANING APPOINTMENT?
Your calculus coated teeth get exposed to oral fluids, this leads to sensitivity. but this will gradually go off.
Your dentist may prescribe a sensitivity toothpaste for a shorter term to overcome the sensitivity problem.
If you have moderate to severe bone loss, you may sense mobility of your teeth following a cleaning appointment. This is because earlier the teeth would have been held in firm position only by the calculus that were attached to gum.
HOW OFTEN WE SHOULD CLEAN OUR TEETH?
The frequency of your scaling needs depends on your regular hygiene practices, health conditions.
Regular dental appointments every 6 months once and cleaning as prescribed by your dentist are important to ensure a good gum health.