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From Plaque to Perfection: The Wonders of Dental Scaling

Dental scaling, also known as teeth scaling or professional teeth cleaning, is a dental procedure performed by a dentist or dental hygienist to remove plaque, tartar (calculus), and stains from the surfaces of teeth. It is a crucial part of maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing various dental issues.

During the dental scaling procedure, the dental professional uses specialized dental tools to carefully scrape off the plaque and tartar that have accumulated on the teeth, especially in areas that are difficult to reach with regular brushing and flossing. Plaque is a soft, sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth and can lead to cavities and gum disease if not removed regularly. Tartar is hardened plaque that firmly attaches to the teeth and can only be removed with professional dental instruments.

The dental scaling process may involve both supra-gingival scaling (above the gumline) and sub-gingival scaling (below the gumline) if there is a presence of deep pockets between the gums and teeth due to gum disease. Once the scaling is complete, the dental professional may also polish the teeth to remove surface stains and leave the teeth smooth and clean.

Dental Scaling involves the removal of tartar & plaque from the surface of your teeth. The recommended frequency for dental scaling may vary based on your oral health needs, but typically it's advised every six months during regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Some individuals with a history of gum disease or other dental problems may require more frequent scaling. Dental Scaling plays a crucial role in maintaining optimal oral hygiene and preventing various dental issues. If you notice any buildup on your teeth, it's essential to get it checked by a dentist as soon as possible. Cityscape is offering free consultations, so don't hesitate to book yours today.

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