Scaling and Polishing
Do you know that daily brushing and flossing is not enough to remove stubborn plaque and tartar? Only a professional scale and clean can do that!
There are good reasons why you should visit Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge twice a year to get your teeth professionally cleaned.
Your highly skilled Kellyville Ridge dentist can remove hardened plaque and tartar that is impossible to eliminate with regular brushing and flossing.
To keep your teeth healthy and great looking, book an appointment at Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge today.
A cleaning routine usually involves two procedures: scaling and polishing.
Food and bacteria may accumulate on our teeth and gums, which eventually becomes plaque. Over time, the dental plaque may harden, forming tartar.
While regular brushing and flossing may clean out some plaque, they cannot remove tartar. It will have to be removed by your Kellyville Ridge dentist through scaling.
During scaling, your Kellyville Ridge dentist uses a special tool to loosen and remove plaque and tartar without harming your teeth and gums.
Polishing removes stains while making your teeth smooth and shiny. Your Kellyville Ridge dentist will use another tool, along with a special paste, to polish your teeth.
Depending on the condition of your oral health, you may need to get your teeth cleaned every six months.
The Scaling and Polishing Procedure
The procedure may start by applying a local anaesthetic to the gums and teeth to minimise discomfort. Your Kellyville Ridge dentist then uses a variety of tools for scaling.
A dental hygienist begins with an ultrasonic instrument that sends vibrations to the teeth to loosen the more visible and larger deposits.
The tool emits a cooling mist of water to wash the debris away as the procedure continues. The patient may be asked to spit once in a while to expel the deposits.
Once the big deposits have been removed, your dentist may then shift to hand scalers.
These give your dentist more control as they can reach the deeper areas that cannot be reached by the ultrasonic tool. They can also be used to remove smaller deposits, particularly those stuck between teeth.
After scaling is completed, your dentist proceeds with polishing using a handpiece with a cup filled with soft rubber. Polishing paste is placed in the rubber cup.
Your Kellyville Ridge dentist then rubs and moves the handpiece on the teeth, smoothing the newly cleaned portions.
The patient may go back to their regular activities, though he or she may not be allowed to eat or drink anything during the first 30 minutes to an hour.
Scaling and Polishing at Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge
Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge provides the best quality care for our patients who want to achieve the best oral condition possible through dental check-ups and scaling and polishing procedures associated with them.
General Check-up, Scale and Clean, X-rays and Fluoride treatment (with any health insurance)
*for new patients only
No Health Fund? No Problem!
$199 General Check-up, Scale and Clean, X-rays and Fluoride treatment
*for new patients only
We are located at G4/8 Merriville Rd in Kellyville Ridge.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often is teeth cleaning required?
It is important to visit your dentist at least every six months. This adds up to two visits per year, which are enough for a dentist to identify teeth or gum problems and rectify them immediately.
Will the procedure hurt?
Teeth cleaning procedure involves the removal of plaque and tartar, which are layers of germs adhering to the surface of the teeth.
There will be absolutely no digging, excavating, or drilling of teeth or surrounding structures.
You may feel a bit of sensitivity, which will be taken care of by your dentist with a mild surface anaesthetic.
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