Plaque is a soft sticky substance which builds up on our teeth.
It is predominantly made up of bacteria which feed off of the sugars which we eat and drink.
The bacteria produce acid as a waste product which then attacks our teeth by dissolving the minerals in the tooth surface. Tooth decay results, when this occurs too frequently.
Very fine hand scalers in different shapes and sizes are used to reach different parts of the teeth.
An ultrasonic scaler with a vibrating tip and fine water jet is also used to clean above and below the gumline.
If you have active gum disease you may require deeper cleaning around the roots of the teeth and Root Planing.
You will also be advised regarding a preventative care plan for thorough cleaning of teeth and gums at home.
Regular scaling and polishing keeps teeth and gums healthy.
You can see and feel the difference. If you suffer from early gum disease it can help prevent it getting worse.
Research has linked periodontal disease (gum disease) to several general systemic diseases including heart disease and strokes.