Dental Clean and Polish  - What is it and Why do I need it?

Clean and Polish is a procedure where ultrasonic equipment and hand scale instruments are used to remove hard tartar and calculus. The type of instruments used also allow dentists to get in to the location your brush didn’t even know exists.

 

Scaling and Polish procedure removes stains from your teeth and gives you fresher breath and cleaner, shinier looking teeth, as well as helping to prevents Gum Disease.

 

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease – can be compared to slow cooker.

Gum disease is a very nasty condition which progress unknowingly.

You don’t feel pain;
You don’t notice much change until it's too late.

The result is – no foundation for your teeth so they fall out;
or roots are damaged and can’t be restored.

 
Gum disease also gives:

Bad breath
Swallen and bleeding gums

Tooth sensitivity

 

Gum Disease is simple to prevent:

Good news is that gum disease is very simple to prevent – regular clean and polish by your dentist or hygienist helps to remove plaque before it turns in to tartar.
 

How can I keep my teeth and gums healthy?
  • Brush your teeth and tongue twice a day.

  • Avoid smoking.

  • Floss regularly to remove plaque from between teeth.

  • Waterjet scaling for everyday home maintenance (available from Westgate Dental)

  • Visit the dentist every 6 month for check-ups and professional cleaning. Dental hygienist is available at Westgate Dental.