Keep Your Smile Healthy and Fresh with Our Scale and Clean
A scale and clean, also known as professional teeth cleaning, aims to remove all plaque and tartar build-up in the mouth. These build-ups above and below the gum line can only be removed with special dental instruments. A scale and clean removes plaque and tartar that can’t be removed by brushing alone.
At Joondanna Family Dental, we make sure that all calcified plaque is removed from the teeth, ensuring that bacteria can’t attach to them or food particles can’t get stuck between them. You will leave feeling better about your smile after this quick, efficient, and non-invasive dental procedure!
Advantages of Scale and Clean
Brighter Smile: A regular scale and clean can help brighten your smile. Scale and clean treatments can remove coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco stains from your teeth. They will make your teeth look brighter and more polished.
Our goal at Joondanna Family Dental is to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Part of achieving this goal is ensuring that your teeth are free of unwanted stains. Our scale and clean can help you feel more confident in your appearance, as you will be able to enjoy a bright, beautiful smile that is free from surface stains and discolouration.
Healthy Teeth: A regular scale and clean service can help keep your teeth healthy and strong. Your teeth are protected and stronger when there are no tartar deposits to harbour bacteria that cause enamel damage. It can help you avoid spending a lot of money on other dental procedures.
Maintaining good oral health is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. One way to care for your teeth and gums is by regularly visiting Joondanna Family Dental for a scale and clean. We are proud to offer affordable scale and clean services to help our patients maintain good oral health.
Fresher Breath: A regular scale and clean can play an important role in keeping your mouth healthy and fresh-breathed. Plaque and tartar can accumulate on teeth over time, providing a breeding ground for bacteria. These bacteria can cause bad breath.
A scale and clean helps remove plaque and tartar, getting rid of the bacteria that cause bad breath. Joondanna Family Dental offers a regular scale and clean service to help you maintain fresh breath. It will leave you with a fresher, cleaner-smelling breath.
Reducing Gum Disease: A regular scale and clean can prevent gum disease or stop it from becoming a serious problem. Removing plaque and tartar from your teeth reduces the risk of gum disease. By regularly removing these deposits, gingivitis can be reduced and periodontitis can be prevented.
Joondanna Family Dental is committed to helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums. We believe that regular scale and clean appointments are essential to preventative dentistry. That’s why we recommend a regular scale and clean as a preventative measure against gum disease and tooth decay.
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FAQs about Scale and Clean
Plaque is a sticky, colourless layer that forms in your mouth. It is caused by bacteria that mix with sugary or starchy foods, such as milk, soft drinks, fruits, pasta, and bread. The acid released by these bacteria causes the carbohydrates in food and drinks to be broken down. After eating or drinking, bacteria, carbohydrates, and acids may mix in your mouth to produce plaque if you don’t brush your teeth soon afterwards.
If plaque isn’t removed regularly, it can absorb minerals from your saliva and solidify into a yellow or off-white substance known as tartar. Tartar accumulates along your gumline on the front and back of your teeth. While flossing may help loosen some tartar build-up, a professional teeth cleaning is recommended to remove it completely.
A routine scale and clean, also called prophylactic cleaning, removes plaque and tartar build-up from your teeth and gum line. Your dentist will first remove the plaque deposits caught on or between the teeth using an ultrasonic scaler. An ultrasonic scaler helps loosen and dislodge plaque. Your dentist will supplement this with an oral irrigation, or “wash and flush.” With this method, your dentist will squirt a tiny spray of cool water between your teeth to remove plaque and food particles.
Next will be the scaling phase. This process involves using a scaler to scrape plaque and tartar from your teeth. Your dentist may also use the ultrasonic cleaner at this time to clean below the gum line. After the surfaces of your teeth have been cleaned and smoothed, they will be polished. Your dentist will use a slow-speed handpiece with a rotating rubber cup. Prophylaxis paste will be scooped into the cup and swirled around on your teeth to make them smooth and glossy.
Lastly, your dentist may offer you a fluoride treatment option. Your dentist will apply a fluoride gel to your teeth to prevent bacteria and acid damage. You will be instructed to swish the fluoride gel around in your mouth for about 30 seconds to a minute and spit it out. You will be advised not to drink, eat, or rinse your mouth for 30 minutes after fluoride treatment.
Plaque and tartar build-up and bacteria along the gum lines are usually the causes of bleeding gums during professional dental cleanings. The swollen tissues start bleeding when dental instruments disturb the bacteria nestled under your gums. This build-up can also be an indication of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Gum disease makes your gums swollen and sensitive. That’s why they may bleed when your dentist cleans the area.
By getting professional teeth cleaning, you can prevent bleeding gums from happening again. So long as your gum disease isn’t severe, your bleeding gums will go away in just a few weeks.
A scale and clean procedure has its risks. Some of the most common side effects are pain and sensitivity. In most cases, side effects are only temporary, lasting for about five to seven days. However, it may last for a few weeks in extensive cases. Additional risks include:·
- Receding gums
- Infection, especially if you are immunocompromised