Ah, the old scale and polish. Oftentimes, attending the dentist to deal with the build-up of plaque or teeth stain is a necessary step toward optimal oral health. Below you’ll find a quick list of reasons behind the build-up of plaque and the development of stained teeth.
- Lack of oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing
- Excessive consumption of tobacco, red wine, and coffee
- Even with regular and responsible oral hygiene, plaque build-up is almost certain to occur because of the biofilm produced daily by our bodies
What Treatment Can You Expect to Remove Plaque Tooth Stains
A full scale and polish will take care of most patients’ hygiene needs. However, deep-cleaning is also available, and can be administered under local anaesthetic. The reason for this is due to the fact that if left untreated, plaque can harden to form tartar and calculus which can spread below the gum line.
Our dentists and dental hygienists operate using a set of thorough tools and methods to ensure the healthiest of cleans, including hand tools and ultrasonic devices.
Your scale and polish will be finished with a fluoride treatment to ensure a healthy environment for your teeth and gums. This will enable your personal brushing and flossing to be as successful as possible.
The Benefits of Plaque and Stain Removal
There are clear and important benefits to the removal of plaque and stain build-up. As mentioned above, poor dental hygiene can lead to an excess of plaque hardening to form a substance known as tartar or calculus.
Calculus, a visible deposit of minerals that, if left untreated, can provide the basis for more serious conditions such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, is a considerable oral health risk. It’s also possible for calculus to spread beneath the gum line, causing further complications.
So it’s clear that the benefit of plaque removal goes beyond aesthetics. Stain removal fits a similar bill, and if administered properly, will leave you with a smile and sense of cleanliness you’ll love. No more bad breath, no more risk to your oral health.
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