Scaling and Cleaning

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Periodontal disease is often caused by a build-up of plaque bacteria; the best way to remove this is by twice-daily toothbrushing.

But no matter how well you clean your teeth, there will always be hard to reach areas that are not easy to keep clean.

In these areas, bacteria can accumulate and may soon mineralise to form hardened deposits called tartar, which is impossible to remove by just brushing.

If not removed, more plaque can build up around the tooth and under the gum line, leading to the progression of periodontal disease.

To lessen the risk of periodontal disease or to help stop it from becoming more severe, your dentist may advise that you have a professional clean, called a scale and polish, to get your teeth properly cleaned.

What is a Scale and Clean?

This is where dental health starts.

There’s no substitute for removing disease-causing dental plaque and calculus from your teeth — especially in hard-to-reach areas near the gum line.

That’s why regular professional scaling and cleanings are so important to your health.

You might need a scale and clean if you have plaque or tartar (calculus) on your teeth that can’t be removed by brushing and flossing alone, want to take preventative measures to take care of your teeth, your teeth are stained from cigarette smoke, you have temporomandibular joint pain, or have stained teeth as a result of consuming coffee, tea, and other staining foods and beverages.

Teeth scaling and root planing help deal with persistent gum disease. They are more in-depth than a regular teeth cleaning.

Teeth scaling and root planing often take several dental visits and could need a local anaesthetic based on the severity of your persistent gum disease and if you have receding gums.

The Scale and Clean Procedure

A dentist or hygienist can do a scale and clean.

The first stage removes the deposits of plaque and calculus. Often, a tool with the name of ultrasound scraper is used first to get rid of the bulk of the tartar, followed by specialised hand-held instruments to scrape away any stubborn remains.

The next step is to polish the teeth to make the surface smooth. While polishing eliminates stains, leaving teeth bright and shiny, it is not just a cosmetic procedure. It also buffs minor imperfections and patches of rough texture on the teeth to protect against further plaque build-up.

Your dentist will inform you how frequently you should have a scale and clean. Always remember that professional cleaning is an addition to a good daily oral health practice, and should never replace twice-daily brushing with a fluoride toothpaste.

Dental Scaling and Cleaning at Smile Dental Studios Gosnells

Daily brushing and flossing will go a long way in removing the dental plaque that’s responsible for dental problems and the need for more complex dental treatment.

But if brushing and flossing can’t do the job anymore, dental scaling and cleaning is here to help!

At Smile Dental Studios Gosnells, we provide a wide selection of preventive dental services that will help you maintain your oral health and prevent dental issues from occurring.

For more information about scaling and cleaning in Gosnells, call us on (08) 6594 1531 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 8/2328 Albany Hwy in Gosnells.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Scale and Clean?

Dental scaling and cleaning is a deep oral cleaning for patients with gum inflammation due to plaque build-up and gum disease.

Is dental scaling and cleaning painful?

A deep cleaning is more thorough than a regular dental cleaning. Every patient’s level of comfort and sensitivity is different, and local anaesthesia is available for patients with sensitive or highly inflamed gums.

Do you need to remove the tartar from your teeth?

Removing tartar is not harmful to your teeth in any way, and tartar needs to be removed if it has built up The tartar around the neck of the tooth suppresses the gingiva, causes its inflammation and reduces the possibility of oral hygiene.

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Smile Dental Studios Gosnells

Address: 8/2328 Albany Hwy, Gosnells, WA 6110

Phone: (08) 6594 1531

Emergency: 0410 716 110


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Smile Dental Studios Gosnells is located near Huntingdale only minutes away from Gosnells Primary School and Gosnell Recreation Ground

Gosnells dentist also serving local communities in Kelmscott, Maddington, Thornlie, Huntingdale, Cannington, Harrisdale, Armadale, Piarra Waters, Southern River, Camillo, Forrestdale, Parkwood, Lynwood, Kenwick, Roleystone, Martin, Champion Lakes, Seville Grove, Mount Nasura and Langford.

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