In-office teeth cleaning is usually part of a bi-annual routine check-up appointment. This is because the procedure helps patients maintain good oral health, with effective removal of tartar build-ups in tricky, hard to reach places around the crown. Also known as Scaling, this treatment plays a vital role in preventing a number of harmful gingival diseases, most prominently Gingivitis and Periodontitis. These conditions, if left untreated, can lead to early loss of teeth following a series of very painful symptoms.
Tartar build-ups form when patients start neglecting oral hygiene, or use incorrect/ineffective brushing techniques allowing bacteria to accumulate in the mouth. These stone-like structures may not be visible when you smile, but are usually present behind the teeth, along the gum line. If you have been spitting blood every time you brush, it is likely that you may already have Gingivitis. Scaling removes these hardened plaque build-ups and when performed twice a year, does not allow gum diseases to develop at all. Our team at Thomas M Reedal recommends that all patients must visit the clinic to get their scaling done at least twice a year for optimal oral health. The procedure is non-invasive, completely safe, and generally painless.