Scaling removes the difficult tartar which forms on your teeth. It cannot be placed just by brushing. Scaling also removes catches food and plaque containing germs, which can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Stains from coffee, tea, cigarettes or red wine are also washed away. There are two different ways to scale teeth.
There are two ways to scale teeth.
a). Hand Scalers
c). Electric Scalers
Hand scalers - These come in various sizes and shapes, to reach various parts of your teeth.
Electric scalers - These use very rapid vibration with water. The water is sucked out of your mouth. A hand scaler is used to check whether the tooth are completely clean..
For polishing, a rotating brush or rubber polisher is used with a polishing paste. Scaling cleans above and below the gums. If you have gum disease, scaling needs to be deeper, around the roots of the tooth. This is also known as 'root planning'.
What are the benefits?
1). 1). Regular scaling and polishing helps keep your tooth and gums healthy by making it easier for you to keep your tooth clean at home.
2). If your gums bleed in your mouth when you brush, you may have early gum disease. Regularly scaling helps to stop the disease getting worst.
3). Gum disease can cause bad breath, which you can prevent by regularly scaling and cleaning your tooth thoroughly at home.