Descaling, a prevention act
Brushing twice a day, as well as flossing once a day, or the interdental brush is the best way to dislodge dental plaque. However, when the plate is not completely removed, it hardens and becomes tartar. Unfortunately, only a dental professional can dislodge this calcified plaque.
It is after the complete oral examination that the hygienist descaling. Generally painless, the cleaning is done using a powerful ultrasonic device and supplemented by a small metal curette provided for this purpose. Scaling helps to prevent certain gum diseases such as gingivitis, but also certain problems such as chronic halitosis (persistent bad breath). Regular follow-up is very important because you must know that despite impeccable oral hygiene, tartar can accumulate in the teeth and under the gums.
Once the tartar has been removed, the hygienist usually polishes to remove visible spots on the surface of the teeth. To do this, a granular paste is added to the rotary electric brush. In addition, to ensure that all inter-dental areas have been well cleaned, the session will end with flossing.
Since untreated gum disease is the number one cause of dental loss in people over 35, vigilance is required. Periodic cleaning at the dentist is not a luxury, but prevention against the deterioration of your oral health.