What is scaling ? Why regular Scaling or dental cleaning is necessary ?
Usually saliva, bacteria, and proteins in our mouth form a thin layer that covers your teeth at almost all times and we are not aware of it.
When we eat our regular food or junk food, tiny particles, acids, and sugars from the food stick to this film, creating a buildup on the teeth which in dental terms we call it plaque.
Scaling, commonly known as dental cleaning, is performed to help patients with stubborn case of gum disease or excessive plaque buildup. Standard cleaning addresses the surface of the tooth while scaling goes much deeper.
As a dentist, we always advice to maintain good oral hygiene habits, such as daily brushing two times a day and flossing. Also regular visits to your dentist and avoiding certain foods and drinks are best best way to keep the gums and teeth healthy.