Step Two :
Your hygienist will carefully remove the hard deposits of tartar (or ‘calculus’) that build up on the teeth and teach you how to prevent them coming back. This will do a lot to slow the progress of gum disease.
Scaling and polishing usually are pain-free. However, if you do have any discomfort the hygienist can use anaesthetic creams, or give you some local anaesthetic. It is important that you let the hygienist know at the time so they can help with your pain.
They will show and tell you how to look after your mouth at home. The hygienist may also suggest giving up smoking, as this will reduce staining and improve your general health.