Without any proper brushing after the intake of food, food debris left in the mouth not only discolors the teeth but, as time goes on, combines with oral bacteria and inorganic substance in saliva. Then it turns stones, occupying room on the teeth.

This dental plaque, calculus, nicotine or extrinsic coloring matter can be removed with proper brushing. On the other hand,  the increase of dental plaque resulting from inappropriate brushing creates periodontal diseases such as bad breath (halitosis), swollen gums or hypersensitive and painful teeth.

Dental plaque is the most common cause of dental diseases. For adults,  periodontal disease originating from dental plaque is the major cause of tooth loss. Once left untreated, while tooth decay is limited only to a specific tooth, periodontal diseases take some or all of your teeth away.

In this regard, there is a need for adopt scaling to remove the dental plaque, or calculus.

Scaling is not just an esthetic care that cleans teeth and provides a refreshed feeling but is a basic element in any dental treatment.

Regular scaling is the best prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases in that it makes the early detection of other oral diseases and their treatment possible. Dentists advise you to receive scaling once a year. But smokers or those with periodontal diseases are recommended to visit them twice a year. Scaling is especially necessary for those over their late thirties as they are more prone to periodontal diseases.