To maintain proper oral hygiene one needs to brush and floss daily-
twice a day. Apart from these activities one should avoid eatables that-
are harmful for the teeth and visit a dentist at least once in six months.
Professional cleaning is very important apart from regular brushing and flossing to maintain a healthy set of teeth.
Plaque is formed below and above the gum line. Plaque causes inflammation and swelling of the gums.
Scaling helps remove the bacteria and foreign particles present in the plaque and tartar present on the teeth.
The process of scaling or removal of the plaque and calculus helps prevent inflammation and periodontal disease.

Generally dentists use a manual scaling instrument to remove plaque.
These days many advanced scaling devices are available which use
electronic or electrical mechanisms to clean teeth.
                                                                                                                                                              Scaling is advised by your dentist during your regular visits to the dental clinic.
Scaling is an important process that has to be followed regularly to
maintain proper oral hygiene and care.
There is a misconception among many people that scaling leads to the weakening of teeth; Scaling
in no way leads to weakening of teeth on the contrary it leads to
stronger bond between the teeth and gums.