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Dental Scaling

December 26th, 2012

Dental scaling is the removal of plaque (the sticky, whitish stuff formed by bacteria that colonize the teeth), calculus (or tartar – the hard, yellowish to brownish-black deposit on teeth formed largely through the mineralization of dead bacteria in dental plaque) and other such staining from the surface of teeth (down at the root, between the gums and the teeth). It is performed with an ultrasonic scaler when the teeth have developed such hard mineral deposits on them or as a part of gum disease treatment.

Hint: The better care you take of your teeth (see our FAQ on how to do it) the lower your chance of building up tartar deposits and developing gum disease. Eventually, you always get some tartar deposits and need dental scaling, so don’t miss your regular dental check-ups.

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