Scaling and polishing, also known as teeth cleaning, is one of the most basic dental treatments. Even with brushing and flossing after every meal, plaque and calculus (or more commonly known as tartar) will still build up on your teeth. Dental plaque and calculus consist of bacteria that can damage both your teeth and gums. The initial stage of gum disease is Gingivitis, where inflammation occurs in the gums causing them to look reddish and bleed easily. Without treatment, this can worsen to a more severe gum disease called periodontitis where there may be damage at the inner layer of the gums. This causes the bone to pull away from your teeth, resulting in small pockets being formed. Overtime, as gum disease worsens, the pockets deepen, and more gum tissue and bone get destroyed, which loosens the teeth. In the long run, tooth loss can occur. Thus, it is necessary to go for routine check-ups and cleaning by dental professionals. It is recommended for scaling and polishing to be done once every 6 months.
It is not too soon to care for your teeth! At 1728 Dental Practice, we offer an exclusive deal of scaling and polishing at only $88 with our expert hygienist. Start by booking an appointment with 1728 Dental Practice for a scaling and polishing procedure.
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