Scaling / Cleaning of Teeth
Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Suhas Lele advises scaling / cleaning of teeth, which removes
the adherent tartar & food particles in between teeth and also between teeth and
gums. External stains on the teeth which cannot be removed by simple brushing, can
be removed by scaling and polishing.
Scaling is a dental procedure done by state of art, modern ultra sonic technique
at our dental clinic. This procedure does not cause any harm or scratches on the
natural tooth structure. No local anesthesia is given for this procedure as this
is virtually painless procedure.
Tartar / Calculus appears as yellow / brown / blackish hard deposits between gums
and teeth. Excessive deposition of tartar over a period of time leads to mobility
of teeth and unhealthy gums.
External stains on the teeth are caused by smoking, tobacco, tea & coffee intake
etc. Sometimes even if a person does not have these habits & has good brushing habits
still stains are observed. That is because of a few chromogenic bacteria present
in the saliva which causes these stains.
Myths about the Dental Technique of Scaling of Teeth