Scaling removes plaque and stains from teeth. Plaque is a thin, colorless a whitish film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums regularly. Calculus or tartar forms when plaque hardens due to mineral precipitation from saliva. Calculus forms on the teeth surface, both above and below the gum line, and is difficult to remove with just tooth brushing. Plaque and calculus work together to wreak havoc on your oral health and cause a slew of serious dental problems, ranging from bad breath to cavities and gingivitis (gum inflammation).

When is Tooth Scaling necessary?

  1. When saliva, bacteria, and proteins in your mouth combine to form a thin layer that almost covers your teeth.
  2. When you eat, tiny particles, acids, and sugars from your food hold fast to this film, forming plaque on your teeth.
  3. Gum disease and tooth decay can by bacteria found in plaque.
  4. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings will assist in the removal of plaque and the prevention of more vital issues.

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