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What is Teeth Scaling and Polishing

Posted on 1/25/2021 by Henricksen Family Dental
What is Teeth Scaling and PolishingPlaque is an annoying problem that affects many people. What makes it so annoying is that even if you practice the best oral hygiene habits, you can still have a buildup of plaque over time.

That's why your dentist might suggest opting for teeth scaling and polishing during your routine visits. Here's what you need to know about these common dental procedures.

What are Teeth Scaling and Polishing Procedures?

Teeth scaling and polishing are routine procedures that are used to remove plaque from your teeth and restore them for a healthy and stronger set of teeth. Normally, while we brush and floss our teeth, there are always some hard to reach places that are inaccessible by the toothbrush bristles or even the floss.
Over time, these places accumulate plaque, which not only gives off a bad appearance but is also harmful for the overall health of your teeth. If not cleaned right away, this plaque hardens and turns into tartar which cannot be cleaned by brushing alone.

That's why people get teeth scaling and polishing. Your dentist will use different tools during these procedures to first loosen the pieces of tartar and then remove them completely. Once all the tartar is removed, the dentist will gently polish your teeth using special toothpaste and a motorized tool.

What are the Risks of Teeth Scaling and Polishing?

Immediately after a session of teeth scaling and polishing, your teeth will feel a little sensitive which can be uncomfortable and painful at times. On a more serious note, if the scaling is not done properly, it can lead to receding gums or loosening of teeth.

Therefore, if you are thinking of opting for scaling or polishing, it's important to consult the right people. Get in touch with Dr. Henricksen and at Henricksen Family Dental for expert scaling and polishing procedures.

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