Scaling and polishing are affordable and standard dental services that clean the teeth in places where normal flossing or bristles of the toothbrush can’t reach.
This dental procedure removes excessive tartar and plaque that builds up over time on your teeth with professional tools.
Worried about bad breath? Want to stay on top of your oral health?
Regular brushing and flossing are undoubtedly needed to maintain good oral hygiene. However, bacteria, plaque and tartar can find a way to grow even in the healthiest of teeth, leading to preventable problems like swollen gums, teeth damage and tooth decay.
Hence, coming in for routine scaling and polishing is important to ensure that we catch any problems before they turn into serious gum diseases.
While teeth cleaning is a smooth and harmless procedure, we understand that visiting dental clinics can be stressful for some patients. Thus, we sometimes apply a numbing agent to make the process more comfortable.
After the plaque and tartar are removed, polishing is done to remove stubborn stains on the teeth and leave a shiny appearance.
At Vivid Dental Surgeons, our dental professionals use the EMS brand hand scalers and air polishers to achieve superior dental cleaning.
Did you know that our gums are the single most important anchors for our teeth?
You’re probably wondering how dental scaling and polishing is related to our gums.
Our teeth are connected by the gum pockets; without proper oral hygiene, you may develop bleeding gums or gum inflammation too. In fact, the gumline is highly susceptible to infection and disease stemming from a decayed or damaged tooth.
Therefore, the dental cleaning procedure of scaling and polishing can prevent these issues by removing food deposits and plaque build-up stuck between your teeth and gums.
We recommend that you get teeth cleaning procedures at least twice a year to maintain your dental and oral health.
Alongside our professional dental treatment, we also place the utmost importance on educating our patients on the importance of good oral hygiene and how certain habits may affect dental hygiene.
This allows our patients to take better care of their teeth, preventing tooth sensitivity and tooth loss.
At Vivid Dental Surgeons, we put great emphasis on the prevention of gum diseases.
Root planing, scaling and polishing can effectively remove dental plaque and tartar build-up from the gum line. We recommend every patient with gum disease come for regular check-ups at our clinic at least twice a week.
Checking for gum disease makes an integral part of a routine dental examination.
Any periodontal disease typically presents with swelling, pain or soreness in the gums. Bleeding gums are also a symptom of gum disease.
When you come for regular appointments, it allows our skilled dental professional to catch worrying signs of dental disease before they worsen. For example, periodontitis is an infection of the gums that can loosen teeth and even cause bone loss if not treated properly.
Providing the best results to patients
Dr. Ryan believes that every patient should be treated as a family member and ensures that he offers optimal treatment options and performs dentistry as if the patients are from his family. At Vivid Dental, all our patients enjoy interacting with Dr. Ryan as he readily puts them at ease. His practice focuses on surgical extractions, implant surgeries besides general restorative dentistry.