Scaling or professional cleaning is necessary to remove the plaque and tartar to reverses or prevent the progression of gum disease. Plaque and tartar (dirty-looking mineral deposits) on the teeth near the gums are most often the cause for gum disease.
If you’re wondering what it is and if it necessary that you get it done, you should read this post. We provide scaling and cleaning which is a treatment that cleans teeth by removing food particles (which are present in the teeth as well as the gums), tartar, external strains which are difficult to remove while brushing. Scaling is a regular procedure and it does not affect ones teeth, in fact it cleans teeth and maintains dental hygiene.
Dental Cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like lime scale in a pipe or kettle. Usually it is tooth colored and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in color.