Our dentists use an ultrasonic scaler to effectively remove calculus from the teeth and bacteria from under the gum line, thus reducing the risk of decay and periodontal disease. Gentle ultrasonic vibrations are emitted from the small tip of the wand-like scaler onto the teeth which, along with water, removes the tartar.
As a result, there’s less need for hand scaling, which is another way of fighting against periodontal disease. The process is comfortable and much more effective at removing plaque and tarter.
Prophy involves adding a small amount of polishing paste to a rubber cup and gently polishing your teeth to leave them smooth and clean, so bacteria are unable to stick to them. It also makes it easier to keep your teeth clean during your regular cleaning regime at home.
As brushing alone won’t remove plaque and particles of food, flossing is also an important part of any oral cleaning regime and should be done at least once a day.
Call us on (02) 9723 5757 for more information.