Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash are necessities in preventing cavities. Regular cleanings are essential as well, by removing plaque and tartar from your teeth.
Plaque is a deposit of bacteria that live on the surfaces of your teeth and mouth. It's sticky and colorless that when unremoved, can harden and form into tartar.
Tartar, also known as calculus, is born from the plaque on the teeth and the minerals from your saliva. When plaque and tartar are not removed, it builds up and can result in tooth decay, gum diseases, and other oral-related problems.
During your cleaning, the plaque and irritants from the oral cavity are controlled and removed, preventing the worsening of dental issues and demineralization of the teeth.
Tooth scaling, also known as deep cleaning or conventional periodontal therapy, is the removal of dental plaque and tartar, smoothening of the exposed roots, elimination of the cementum or dentine imbued with calculus, toxins, or microorganisms that cause inflammation.
Dental cleanings are often a part of regular dental check-ups. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends getting your teeth clean at least twice a year for optimum oral health.
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