are the primary dental care providers for patients of all ages. Your general dentist takes responsibility for the diagnosis, treatment and overall coordination of services to meet your oral health needs including scaling teeth, gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education.
Scaling is the safe removal of plaque and calculus from the teeth and below the gums. When plaque is allowed to remain of the surfaces of the teeth and gum line, it can cause irritation, swelling, and gingivitis.
Scaling effectively removes plaque, bacteria and debris from the areas that your toothbrush and floss aren’t capable of reaching.
What Causes Plaque and why is Dental Scaling Important?
Plaque is a naturally occurring substance that exists on the surfaces of the teeth. When plaque combines with bacteria and food debris it hardens to form calculus, or tartar. The bacteria will make the plaque stick to the teeth and the food particles will cause it to harden. Once formed, plaque and tartar irritate the gums causing them to become inflamed, irritated, and infected with gingivitis.
- Composite resin (white color filling material): The main composition of material is silica. It is normally. It has been developed and improved to have a durable and high strength to sustain to chewing force. Its color provides esthetic and natural look.
- Amalgam (metal color or silver color filling material): This material has mercury contained in, rarely used now because the worry of mercury poison and it’s not esthetic color. However, it has to be used in some situation. If the remaining of tooth structure is very little, crown is the better way to restore the tooth in state of filling, depending on case consideration.