Teeth can develop tartar – hardened plaque. This substance becomes lodged at the base of the teeth, or just above the gumline. This tartar cannot be removed with standard brushing or flossing, and requires professional removal, called tooth scaling. This service is performed with a special dental tool that breaks up the tartar and removes it, smoothing the tooth enamel.
Removing tartar with tooth scaling is highly beneficial, as it protects the teeth from developing cavities, and wards off gum disease. At Hillock Family Dentistry in Modesto, we will thoroughly examine the condition of your teeth to determine if tooth scaling should be performed to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.