Why Is Dental Cleaning and Scaling Necessary?

Most people learn how to practice good dental hygiene early on in their lives. A good oral hygiene routine involves brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing every day, and using mouthwash to remove loose debris. But that’s not enough to keep your teeth healthy and free from bacteria.

At ToothMatters in Richmond Hill, we always encourage patients to visit the dentist at least once every six months. This is because a professional cleaning is also an essential aspect of good dental care. Here’s what you need to know:

Plaque and Tartar Build-up is Common 

No matter how diligent you are with your oral hygiene routine, you’ll still have to deal with plaque and tartar. Plaque can build up in hard to reach areas of the mouth and solidify into tartar. This tartar can lead to gum disease if it isn’t cleaned effectively. Our dental team will use the scaling technique to gently remove all accumulated tartar and plaque to ensure there’s no possibility of infection.

Scaling is the process of using a specialized tool to scale the tartar off the teeth. This should be done by a trained dentist by a trained dentist or hygienist to reduce the chances of damage to the gums.

Are you experiencing a toothache or other dental problems? Book an appointment with us at Tooth Matters today. You can reach us using this contact us form or call 647-953-0727.

-Dr. Gao