At times, brushing and flossing alone aren’t enough to keep your teeth and gums completely clean. Sometimes, you may be using the incorrect techniques, or you may be inconsistent with your dental hygiene routine. This causes buildup of plaque and food debris in hard-to-reach corners of the teeth and along the gum lines. When this plaque is left to accumulate for a long time, it becomes hard and stone-like, a substance known as calculus. Calculus, or tartar, cannot be removed with a tooth brush – but fortunately, we at Dr Viken Garabedian DDS have the most efficient dental cleaning solution for you.
In-Office dental cleaning, also known as scaling, is a procedure whereby a hand-held ultrasonic device is used to detach and remove calculus from around the crown and even underneath the gums. The procedure is highly effective – we recommend our patients to get it done at least twice a year to keep harmful gingival infections at bay. Calculus is known for causing Gingivitis and Periodontitis, infections that can cause bleeding, swelling and recession of gums. The latter is a particularly dangerous condition that can even lead to early loss of teeth. Scaling is non-invasive and generally painless, and helps keep your mouth clean and disease-free!