It is recommended by most dental associations to have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months. The main reasons for this are to remove plaque and tartar build up on your teeth. There different plaque removal methods such as scaling which also provides tartar control. Regular cleaning by a dentist also makes your teeth look and feel great.

Plaque is a soft sticky substance that sticks to your teeth. This can be removed with regular proper brushing, but if it remains on your teeth sometimes it can build up. Plaque is a bacteria that when left on your teeth releases toxins. These toxins will irritate your gums. These toxins are also what causes teeth decay.
Tartar is different to plaque. It is a hard, calcified build up that can’t usually be removed by brushing and flossing alone. Tartar can only be removed by a dentist and is referred to as dental scaling.
When the build-up of tartar has progressed below the gum line, your chances of gum diseases such as periodontitis and gingivitis are greatly increased. This is when you may require root debridement treatments.
Tartar is more likely to attach to rough surfaces such as those of the roots of your teeth, below the gum line. Root debridement smooths these surfaces and reduces the chance of the above-mentioned gum diseases.
Another service that can be offered as part of cleaning is stain removal.

Benefits or regular dental scaling and cleaning

There are many benefits of a regular dentist visit for a clean and scale. They include
Cleaner looking teeth
Prevention of periodontal or advanced gum diseases
Early detection of cavities
Fresher breath
Extend life of your teeth
The frequency in which you need a tartar and plaque removal will depend on how well and how often you brush and floss, the food you eat, and how susceptible you are to build up.
For most people, dental scaling is a simple process that is more uncomfortable than painful. For root debridement we may numb the local area to make it pain free and more effective.
If you would like to book an appointment with a gentle dental scaling dentist in Melbourne, or need root debridement in Melbourne, contact us today. Call 03 9817 1860.