Brushing your teeth is not enough. Not all plaque can be removed during the two minutes you spend trying to brush it away.
The molars, for instance, are often not properly brushed making them the perfect hiding spots for bacteria.
To avoid worse dental problems, it is imperative that you see your Buderim dentist at Comfort Dental Centre Buderim for a dental check-up and a dental scale and clean.
A dental scale and clean is an essential part of keeping your teeth clean and risk-free. It is a quick, non-invasive procedure that removes all plaque and tartar buildup in the mouth.
Read on and learn more about this amazing dental treatment and how your Comfort Dental Centre Buderim dentist can help!
What Is Tartar Or Calculus?
After you eat, food particles are left in your mouth. Minerals form dental plaque around the teeth as a result of bacterial action on the food particles. Plaque is easily removed when you brush your teeth.
However, with poor dental hygiene, dental plaque hardens into tartar or calculus. When plaque reaches this stage, a regular brushing cannot remove it. Only your dentist can help by scraping plaque and calculus off your teeth.
What Are The Effects Of Tartar Or Calculus In The Mouth?
Tartar or calculus buildup in the mouth can lead to a number of dental issues such as:
Tartar contains bacteria that attack the teeth’s enamel, forming cavities leading to decay.
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. Tartar buildup causes the gums to redden and inflame.
As the tartar continues to irritate the gums, the gingivitis progresses into periodontitis, in which the gums recede and deep pockets form, resulting in tooth sensitivity and loose teeth, and eventual teeth loss.
Tartar produces a foul scent causing you to have a bad breath.
The Dental Scale And Clean Process
To remove the tartar buildup in your teeth, an ultrasonic instrument is used in to knock the tartar deposits off. It also sprays water to wash the debris away.
Afterwards, fine hand tools are used to scrape the smaller tartar deposits remaining in the teeth. As a final step, your teeth’s surfaces are smoothed and polished. Tartar will not easily stick to teeth with smooth surfaces.
A dental scale and clean is often recommended to patients with receding gums. With the tartar removed, the gums can reattach themselves in their former position.
A regular dental scale and clean is recommended every six months. However, if at during your dental check-up, your dentist finds your teeth do not need dental scale and clean, it will not be performed.
Cleaner And Healthier Teeth At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim
Comfort Dental Centre Buderim is your trusted partner in keeping your teeth clean and healthy. Enjoy our preventive dentistry services for a healthier mouth!
Call (07) 5370 8865 or visit us at T204B, 32 Wises Road in Buderim.