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There are a lot of different things you can do to your teeth to help them stay in great shape. Brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use are the most effective things to do at home. So why would you really need to come into an office every six months?

Because you need procedures only professionals can perform – like scaling and planing. This is an activity performed when you visit any periodontist. Today, we’re going to walk you through this process so you know exactly what to expect, and how it helps.

What is it?
At its most basic, scaling and planing is simply the process of removing tartar from around your gum line. When plaque is left alone to build up along your gums, it hardens and turns into tartar. This is a breeding ground for bacteria. Tartar buildup is one of the most common causes of oral health problems that Dr. Shelby Nelson sees.

How does it work?
Scaling and planing are really simple. When you come into Custom Periodontics in Fort Worth, Texas, our team will scale and plane your teeth before cleaning. The tartar around your gums is scraped away, eliminating the bacteria breeding ground and instantly making your mouth healthier.

Why can’t I do it?
Tartar is a hard substance, and if you try to remove it at home, you could seriously injure your gums. On top of that, it takes a specialized training to effectively and safely remove tartar. Our team has years of experience with this important procedure.

To learn more, or to make an appointment, call us today at 817-738-2334.