The build-up of tartar creates a rough surface which is an ideal environment for plaque. Plaque then attacks the enamel of the teeth causing tooth decay and inflammation of the gums. Gums can then recede; teeth can then become loose and vulnerable to further decay.
Regular visits to the hygienist are an integral part of preventive dentistry and will ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy by preventing the build-up of plaque and tartar which contributes to tooth decay and gum disease.
Regular scaling and polishing helps to keep teeth and gums healthy because it removes hard calculus or tartar (caused by saliva, minerals, debris and plaque). It also removes stains from red wine, cigarettes, coffee or tea that regular brushing can’t.
Our Hygenist, in consultation with your dentist, will then formulate a dental hygiene plan that best suits you and will recommend certain oral hygiene products available at the practice.