Scaling or teeth cleaning is a dental procedure recommended by dentists. However, some people have doubts about getting scaling done as they believe it might weaken their teeth. Let’s read some myths vs facts on scaling to get a better idea.
Myth: Scaling loosens teeth
Fact: Scaling can help strengthen the teeth’ hold on surrounding bone and gums.
Ultrasonic scaling cannot loosen the tooth. In patients with too much tartar deposition, teeth might feel loose after scaling because tartar that is tightly stuck around the teeth for so long results in inflamed gums, and when it gets removed, your teeth will naturally feel loose. A few days later the gums heal, resulting in teeth that actually feel firmer. Oral health is not much different from the rest of our bodies. Get regular dental checkups at The Dental Roots.
Myth: Scaling makes teeth sensitive
Fact: Scaling can prevent tooth sensitivity by preventing gum inflammation and recession
It has been there for weeks and even months that suddenly removing it through scaling will require some time for your teeth to adjust to the new temperature. They have become sensitive; they only need time to recover. Of course, scaling done by untrained hands can lead to prolonged sensitivity; this is why you should choose a good dentist. If you want to keep your teeth and gums healthy, you just need to visit a dentist regularly.
Myth: Scaling is a cosmetic procedure
Fact: Scaling is important for gum health; it is both cosmetic and therapeutic
The cosmetic aspect of scaling is a good side effect, which is the removal of stains on the teeth to make them look whiter and cleaner. Scaling is needed to ensure gum health. Removing those local irritants can do wonders in improving gum health. It is also important in increasing tooth support, minimizing gum bleeding, and decreasing bad breath. One place for the dental needs of your entire family. Visit The Dental Roots for a full family dental care consultation!
Myth: Scaling increasing spaces in between teeth
Fact: Scaling prevents gum disease and bone loss, thus stopping the opening of gaps
It is not impossible to physically move teeth using a scalar. Also, enamel cannot be cut using this machine. This scaling cannot cause spacing. Spaces seem to appear following a scaling procedure because those spaces have long been there; they were just covered in tartar. Once the disease that causes the tartar is removed, these spaces reappear.
So, are you now convinced? With all the facts backed by science listed above, now you have no more reason to believe those rumors spread by people who know very little about dental care. Value your oral health and get regular scaling. Remember that your smile is worth more than most of your valuable possessions.