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Harris Family Dental Practice
SCALE AND POLISH - an historic term
As the name suggests we will scrape away the scale which has built up on your teeth. This is similar to that which affects your kettle or shower head.
A modern term for this is PMPR,
PROFESSIONAL mechanical plaque removal, this essentially makes your teeth and gums easier to clean at home with PtMPR,
PATIENT mechanical plaque control - a tooth brush!
If left this can build up to quite large amounts which will increase your risk of
halitosis - bad breath
poor oral hygiene
To complete the process we can then polish your teeth to remove superficial stains. PMPR is usually intended as a preventative measure for healthy patients who want to keep the teeth clean, but can be part of an initial gum treatment regime.
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