Cleaning, Scale & Polish at Antalya Dental Hospital, Turkey
Cleaning, Scale & Polish: What Are They, Benefits and Cost
A scale and polish can be done by your dentist or hygienist. The first ‘scrape’ stage removes the deposits of plaque and tartar. Often an ultrasound scraper is used first to get rid of the bulk of the tartar, followed by specialised hand held instruments to scrape away any stubborn remains.
Reinforce good oral hygiene habits.
Visiting your hygienist regularly for cleaning is very important in keeping your mouth healthy. Even if you clean your teeth every day, plaque can still build up in areas that are difficult to reach with your toothbrush alone.
Your hygienist is the expert in teeth cleaning, often called a ‘scale and polish’. They are especially trained to carry out preventative oral care and they have all the tools to remove the buildup of plaque and calculus.
Improve your personal oral hygiene with scale and polish.
During your scale and polish appointment, our hygienist will look for early signs of gum disease and will discuss ways to improve your personal oral hygiene and oral habits.
At the Dental Clinic Antalya, we recommend visiting our hygienist every 6 months for teeth cleaning, scale and polish to remove plaque buildup and reinforce good oral hygiene habits. For patients wearing braces, we advise them to schedule their hygiene appointments more frequently to keep their teeth in great health during their treatment.
Guided Biofilm Therapy – Advanced Hygiene System
Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) using AIRFLOW® delivers a more effective clean in less amount of time. Simply put, it’s a hygiene treatment that makes you feel good.
High Gloss – Diamond Polish
Restore your teeth’s natural sparkle.
Our High Gloss Diamond Polish is a 60-minute OMNI-clean which promises to restore your teeth’s natural sparkle and whiteness.
Need more advice?
If you need free and impartial advice about your oral health, contact our Antalya Dental Hospital Helpline by email or call +90 242-999-1227 (local rate call in the Turkey).
Our Antalya Dental Hospital Helpline is completely confidential and has helped almost 20,000+ people. Contact our experts by telephone, email or online enquiry, Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 18:00.
This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics.It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Health
Our FAQs are the most commonly-asked questions put to our Dental Helpline over the last year. If you have a question for us, you can ask our Dental Helpline by telephone or email. Alternatively, please take a look at our library of oral health information, which contains a wide range of oral health advice in an easy-to-understand Q&A format.
What could cause my child to have toothache?webpro2022-02-06T22:14:25+03:00
Toothache is painful and upsetting, especially in children, and the main cause is tooth decay. This is due to too much sugar, too often, in the diet.
Teething is another problem. It starts at around 6 months, and it can continue when the adult teeth start to appear. If your child needs pain relief, make sure you choose a sugar-free medicine. If the pain continues then contact your dental team for an appointment. Remember to check with your doctor or pharmacist that you are being prescribed sugar-free medicines at all times.
What is an ‘incorrect bite’?webpro2022-02-06T22:33:17+03:00
Firstly, if you can find the tooth and it is clean, put it back into the socket yourself. If you can’t put it back, put it straight into a cup of milk or keep it in your mouth.
Do go to a dentist or hospital as soon as possible.
Do take painkillers if you need to, but don’t take any medication containing aspirin as this can cause the bleeding to get worse.
Don’t hold the tooth by the root, as teeth are surrounded by fragile ligaments which need to be kept intact if the tooth is to be put back in.
Don’t clean the tooth with disinfectant or water, or let it dry out.
Don’t put aspirin or clove oil on the wound.
The sooner the tooth is replaced, the better the chances of success. If you have not managed to do it yourself, the dentist will put the tooth back. They may use a dental splint to fasten the tooth against the teeth on either side. In most cases this is successful, and once the splint is removed the tooth is stable. However, you will almost certainly need more treatment in the future.
Do people die from mouth cancer?webpro2022-02-06T20:45:54+03:00
Yes. More than 2,300 people in the UK die from mouth cancer every year. Many of these deaths could be prevented if the cancer was diagnosed early enough. As it is, people with mouth cancer are more likely to die than those having cervical cancer or melanoma skin cancer.
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