Regular Clean/Scale

Routine Regular clean- 6 monthly Regular cleans occur around 6 months to remove build up along the gum line and on the surface of the tooth. Healthy gums should be pink in color and not bleed or be overly sensitive, and there should be minimal tartar build up. Hygiene Treatment A routine dental clean is different from a deep clean. A deep clean involves cleaning above the gum line. Treating your gums is as important as treating the tooth itself. Gums are like soil to a plant, the healthier the soil, the healthier the plant. That’s why it is absolutely necessary for regular hygiene appointments to check if your gums need some extra care.  

What causes heavy plaque and calculus?

While most people know how to brush their teeth and take care of their mouths, sometimes their efforts may not be too effective. Brushing quickly, using an old worn brush, using a too-stiff brush, or inappropriate technique might be to blame. Some medical conditions or medications may also cause more plaque and calculus to develop. Whatever the reason, the good news is that a clean is the first step to health. As part of a patient’s care, we will show you how to brush effectively, as well as use floss and other tools. This will help prevent dense plaque and calculus from developing.

What is plaque and calculus?

Plaque is a soft, sticky substance that forms on your teeth which is composed of bacteria and bacterial by-products, regardless of what foods you eat. Calculus, also known as tartar, is a hard, mineralized deposit, somewhat like cement, that is formed from the plaque in the mouth and the minerals in saliva.
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