The warm, moist environment of the mouth is very supportive of bacterial growth and can manifest itself in several ways. Plaque is the coating formed on your teeth by bacterial colonies in your mouth.
The plaque produces acids that can damage teeth and gums. So, scaling and polishing treatment in Singapore is necessary if this plaque is not removed in time, the bacterial colony will harden and then mineralize into a very dense substance called tartar. This attracts more bacteria.
Bacteria that are in a destructive and active state cause gingivitis which is gum disease. If this condition is not corrected immediately, it will lead to periodontal disease. This is a severe form of gum disease that affects the bones where your teeth are located.
If a significant amount of tartar has accumulated in various areas of the mouth, your dentist will advise you that a full mouth is required.
No matter how regularly you maintain dental hygiene, plaque can build up on your teeth for some time. It is best if your teeth are professionally brushed by your dentist at least twice a year. This prevents plaque and tartar buildup.
As you can see, there are many types of professional dental cleaning. Your dentist will determine the type of cleaning you need and the amount of cleaning you will need each year. It depends on the level of plaque or tartar buildup and the current condition of your teeth and gums.