Dental Hygienist

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Dental Hygienist 2019-04-18T15:58:18+00:00
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Scaling and polish in the heart of Maynooth 

Hygiene visits in many ways are the most important element of your dental treatment. It helps to prevent dental problems and is mainly carried out to get rid of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) which are the two main causes of caries (tooth decay) and gum disease .At your oral hygiene appointment the dentist will clean your teeth to remove the dental plaque that forms on the surface of teeth. It forms when bacteria and germs combine with food and saliva. 

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The ‘Scale and Polish’ Procedure

A scale and polish is a very common dental treatment which is carried out as a form of oral preventative medicine. In other words, it is designed to form part of a dental hygiene plan with the aim of keeping your teeth clean and healthy.

This procedure is also known as ‘dental cleaning’ and along with tooth brushing, flossing, mouthwashes and healthy eating can help to reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

Why do you need a ‘scale and polish?’

Your teeth come under constant attack from the starches and sugars present in our food which are released as we eat. This plaque forms on the surface of and between our teeth and can also affect the gum line. If is not removed then it will harden and form calculus or ‘tartar’ – a yellow or brown mineral deposit which causes the teeth to have a rough or ‘crusty’ appearance. This makes them vulnerable to further plaque attacks.

Plaque can corrode the teeth over time which causes cavities and tooth decay as well as bad breath. If it leads to tartar formation, especially around the gums then gum disease can occur.

A scale and polish can remove plaque and leave your teeth feeling nice and smooth. This will also prevent bacteria sticking to them (which they are able to on teeth with a rough surface) which can lead to the build up of tartar. And, it will help to prevent gum disease.

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What does a scale and polish involve?

Step one is scaling to loosen large areas of tartar. A cooling spray a mist washes away the debris.

Next, smaller deposits are removed. 

Lastly, the dentist will then give your teeth a polish. A special paste called a ‘prophylaxis’ is used give your teeth a shiny appearance.

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