Why having a regular scale and polish is a jolly good idea!
Having a Scale and Polish for your teeth is one of the quickest and safest ways to not only improve the radiance of your smile but also your oral health.
Removes stains from teeth
Teeth can be superficially stained by many things like tea, coffee, red wine, berries, and tobacco. A Scale and Polish will help remove these superficial stains that build up over time and return your teeth closer to their natural colour.
But did you know that there are other reasons why your teeth might benefit from having a Scale and Polish every 6 months?
Removes harmful plaque
Even when you have just finished brushing your teeth, they immediately start to get coated by proteins that are normally found in saliva. These proteins allow bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease to stick to teeth.
Over time, if not cleaned regularly, these bacteria continue to grow and form soft yellow plaque. This can be easily brushed off at first, but if left for long periods of time can harden into tartar (or ‘calculus’ as your dentist might call it). This is very difficult to remove by brushing alone. Plaque and tartar forms most commonly in those difficult to reach places between teeth, but can form almost anywhere on teeth that have not been cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis.
A lower chance of tooth decay, bleeding gums and gum recession
Having a Scale and Polish will help get rid of the tartar build-up and will allow for much easier cleaning at home. This means a lower chance of tooth decay, a lower chance of bleeding gums and gum recession, and a lower chance of your teeth gradually becoming loose over time due to bone loss.
In fact, you can even improve bad breath issues noticeably just by having a Scaling and Polish.
A confident smile
And finally, it will give you greater confidence in your smile!
To book a scale and polish appointment
You don’t have to be a patient to book in for a scale and polish with us. Simply find your nearest practice and book in. We charge £39 for a full and thorough scale and polish.
Alternatively, join our £99 annual dental plan and you can benefit from two scale and polishes in the year, two check up appointments (including two X-rays if required) and 10% of all treatments. Just pop into your nearest CFD practice in Sainsbury’s to sign up.