Each year more oral health product manufacturers introduce dental instruments to the consumer market that promote the do-it-yourself approach. One of these recently popular tools is a dental scaler, also called a plaque scraper.
The one thing these products are not advertising: improper use of these products can easily harm your gums and teeth.
Plaque scrapers are the best tool available to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. During what’s known as dental scaling, your dentist removes plaque from the surface of your teeth, roots, and gum lines.
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When plaque builds up on your teeth, it can cause some serious dental concerns such as tooth decay and gum disease. It’s important to remove plaque in order to keep your teeth healthy, making it an essential part of your dental cleaning. Signature Smile recommends never attempting to remove plaque at home, especially with a plaque scraper. It should be done by your dentist or dental hygienist.
While plaque needs to be removed to care for your teeth properly, it should never be attempted at home. Plaque scraping should always be performed by a dental professional, a dental hygienist, or a dentist.
If you’re concerned about plaque, visit your dentist. Your dentist can examine your mouth to determine if you have plaque, tartar, or other dental problems that need to be addressed. If necessary, plaque can be removed safely by a trained and licensed dental hygienist.
While it is not recommended to use a plaque scaler at home, there are many ways to keep your teeth healthy in between professional dental cleanings.
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