Duo package for dental covers two vital procedures, which are scaling and tooth polishing. Here the teeth will be examined for decay and weak spots in the enamel and then Plaque and calculus (tartar) are brushed from the surface of your teeth – scaling, and your teeth are then polished to remove stains before being flossed and covered with a protective coat.
One and all mouth carries a variety of bacteria, some of which act with saliva and the food that is consumed to create a sticky film, called plaque. Plaque mold wherever food debris enters in the mouth, generally along with the gum margin and in a zone that is difficult to clean, called stagnation areas.
Plaque falls along the gum margin will create pain and the soft tissue and eventually cause swelling in the gum, or gingivitis.
Well-maintained tooth brushing and interdental cleaning by the patient will remove plaque and stop this from happening. However, if the plaque is not removed, it slowly stiffens by grabbing minerals from the patient’s saliva and becomes calculus (tartar).
Calculus cannot be removed by tooth brushing alone, and the dentist or hygienist will need to remove it by scaling the teeth. If the calculus is left untouched, it slowly forms further down the side parts of the tooth root as the gum tissue is a wreck, and in due course, the supporting structures of the tooth (the jaw bone and periodontal ligaments) are also destroyed and the tooth becomes loose in its socket. This is called periodontal disease, or periodontitis.
Dental scaling and polishing is the process of removing the plaque and tartar deposits that are built upon the teeth and the polishing does the surface of the teeth smoother. This procedure is conducted during a routine cleaning at a visit to the dentist.
Scaling, as it sounds is painful, it is a way to keep a clean mouth and prevent future from plaque build¬up.
Though it is not everyone’s favorite pastime to go to the dentist to have this procedure to be performed, it will help you maintain a greater oral health for a longer period.
It will also serve as a way to protect and prevent gum disease from fully developing, which is vital.
In our exclusive Dental Duo Package, our dentist will first examine the conditions followed by using the right tools named dental scaler or curette. The initial way is by dental scaler which is inserted underneath the gum line to take away the plaque that your toothbrush couldn’t. Ultrasonic devices are used for examination depending on the conditions and severity. Later on a tool with vibrating metal tip is used simultaneously which sprays cool water while the tip chips away at the tartar.
Benefits of tooth polishing are somewhat debated within dentistry. On 2018 a clinical review of multiple studies concluded that smooth-running tooth polishing is not alone preventing gum disease.
Also in the same studies review did note that those who have done their teeth polished and scaled had remarkably less plaque buildup on their teeth.
Remember that having a less plaque may preserve your tooth enamel, which is impossible to completely restore or put back once it’s eroded or decayed.
Tooth polishing also removes bacteria from the surface of your teeth.