Why should I get my teeth cleaned by a professional?
The professional cleaning of the tooth by a dentist is called scaling.
It is getting rid of unwanted deposits in teeth.These deposits are called calculus.
They act as residential area of various pathogenic organisms,producing acids and enzymes which destroy the gums and tooth.
These deposits in early stage is called plaque which is self cleansable.Plaque if not cleaned properly leads to calcification, making it stronger.Once it becomes harder,it wont come however hard u brush to get rid of it.They can be removed by the process of scaling.
If calculus is not removed, the microorganisms cause a cascade of events starting from early gingivitis to periodontitis. Periodontitis is the end stage where the tooth becomes loose and fall.
These deposits and the changes in gums due to gingivitis causes malodour and bad breath.
To keep bad breath at bay,it is essential to have your teeth cleaned once in 6 months.