While brushing and flossing your teeth go a long way in keeping them healthy, it’s recommended that you visit your dentist on a regular basis for a professional dental scale and clean. A thorough dental clean helps to prevent the build-up of plaque and calculus, both of which can cause problems when allowed to accumulate on the surface of your teeth. Fortunately, V Care Dental offers professional scaling and cleaning services that will leave your teeth looking and feeling clean and smooth.
The short answer is yes – regular scaling and cleaning is vital to remove plaque from all the nooks and crannies you may miss in your daily dental hygiene routine. Plaque is made up of bacteria and their by-products, and if it’s left too long before being cleaned away, it can calcify and turn into calculus. Calculus is a hard build-up that can only be removed by a dentist through a dental scale and clean. While calculus doesn’t cause any problems on its own besides having an unsightly appearance, it can cause more plaque to accumulate, leading to a higher risk of decay.
The frequency of a scale and clean is dependent on each person and their individual dental needs. If you brush and floss your teeth several times a day, you may only require a visit to a scale and clean dentist once a year, but if your oral hygiene is poor or your teeth tend to accumulate calculus fast, your dentist may recommend a professional clean twice a year or more often.