Two methods of caring for your teeth and their surroundings that effectively protect against undesirable effects are scaling and sandblasting. What are their differences and how do they proceed?
Explains oral hygiene expert Wioletta Zawierucha.
How to take care of your dental health?
Regular tooth brushing is the basis of oral health care and should become part of your daily care routine.
However, it is also important to use dental floss, which helps reduce the risk of caries.
Dental caries is becoming more and more common – unfortunately, almost 90% of the population in Poland experiences it. This is one of the characteristic ailments of modern times.
For many people, tooth decay is not the only problem.
Another is bleeding gums, which is the result of tartar depositing on the teeth.
Tartar is formed as a result of the mineralization of dental plaque and can lead to inflammation of the gums, exposure of tooth roots and loss of the bone surrounding the teeth. This can lead to periodontal disease. To prevent this, it is recommended to remove scale regularly. For this purpose, they include, among others: scaling and sandblasting treatments.
The difference between scaling and sandblasting
Scaling is a technique for cleaning the oral cavity, which involves removing tartar from the teeth – manually or using ultrasound.
— “Scaling is usually a painless procedure, but if necessary, it can be performed under local anesthesia. It is an ideal solution for people who are afraid of pain,” says Wioletta Zawierucha.
Sandblasting is another method used to remove deposits and discolorations that occur after consuming certain products or smoking cigarettes.
During sandblasting, teeth are cleaned using a special device that uses a stream of “sand”.
This allows for thorough removal of dirt from hard-to-reach places.
The most recommended method is ultrasonic scaling.
This method is more comfortable for the patient, shortens the procedure time and minimizes the risk of tooth damage.
How often so use these treatments?
— “It is recommended to carry out such treatments at least once a year, but preferably every six months. People with gum problems should consider descaling their teeth more often,” advises Wioletta Zawierucha. It is recommended to sandblast your teeth 1-2 times a year.
Which office should I choose?
When considering which office to choose, it is worth using the recommendations of other patients.
Many of them recommend Warsaw Dental Center.
This is a place where patient care is combined with high professionalism. They offer, among others:
dental surgery, orthodontics, endodontics, prosthetics, implantology and veneers services, as well as scaling and sandblasting.