Scaling is a procedure in which bacterial plaque, tartar and external stains are removed from the surface of the teeth. Sometimes regular brushing and using dental floss will not always assist you in getting rid of deposits on teeth. These deposits that are not removed are usually the culprits for poor oral hygiene bad breath, bleeding or receding gums or tooth decay. By oral prophylaxis, a dentist can take out the hard as well as soft deposits that are there on the tooth and root surface. Overriding the usual misconception undergoing scaling only makes the tooth stronger and healthier. Moreover, it can improve and maintain oral health and can also make teeth look clean and healthy. It is advisable to get an oral check up and scaling once or twice a year.
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