Scale and Polish – What Is It and Why Should You Have It?

Scale and polish, offered here at GDC Liverpool, is one of the quickest and safest ways to brighten your smile this festive season. The simple and painless procedure removes the surface stains and hardened plaque on the enamel of your teeth, helping you to have not only improved oral health but a more gleaming smile for the Christmas photos!

Teeth are unique and they are not always perfectly shaped. The nooks and crannies of our mouths can be hard to get into with a toothbrush and sometimes there’s always that one spot at the back of our mouths that we overlook in our brushing routine. During the day, plaque naturally builds up over your teeth. It’s full of bacteria, which turns into acid when it reacts with sugary foods and drink – and during this indulgent Christmas period, it’s fair to say that our sugar uptake is higher than normal!

When we brush our teeth well, we manage to remove the plaque quite easily, but what happens to the small areas of our teeth that are hard to get to or we forget to brush?

In these stubborn places, the plaque continues to build up. This plaque can harden within 24 to 72 hours, causing it to form into the tartar found in more than half of adults in the UK. This tartar, otherwise known as dental calculus, is the a yellow or brown deposit formed and bonded to the enamel of the tooth. Because of the very strong bond, it can only be removed by a dental professional.

Having a scale and polish with us at GDC Liverpool is a very affordable way to remove stains, harmful plaque and lower the chance of tooth decay, bleeding gums and gum recession.

And if you need any more reasons as to why it’s a great idea it also helps combat any bad breath issues, with just one scale and polish proceure noticeably helping you to have fresher breath!

Be confident with your radiant smile for Christmas and the New Year by booking in here at GDC Liverpool. Give us a call on 0151 722 3000 or fill in our contact form here.

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