SCALE AND CLEAN
Routine scale and cleans are vital to good oral hygiene.
What to expect
Your dental scale and clean includes:
professional cleaning of your teeth
application of topical fluoride
Your teeth are cleaned using special instruments (ultrasonic scaler -which uses water- and hand scalers) to remove plaque from above and below the gum line. Afterwards, your teeth are flossed and then polished.
Tooth flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach - under the gumline and between your teeth.
Tooth polishing makes your teeth look and feel great. It also smoothes tooth surfaces so plaque is less likely to accumulate.
Application of topical fluoride
Topical fluoride is a sticky varnish that helps preventing caries and helps remineralize your teeth. Its application is very simple and quick: it simply gets painted on your teeth with a brush. It leaves some residue on your teeth for some time.
To have the best benefit, it is recommended not to drink or eat anything for up to an hour after the fluoride has been applied and not to actively remove the residues.