Even if you practice the best oral hygiene, there are bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria, along with proteins and food by-products, form a sticky film called dental plaque. This film coats teeth. Plaque is most prevalent in areas that are hard to clean – like the back teeth – just along the gum line, and around fillings or other dental products.such deposits, if not removed, cause infection and loosening of the gums, ultimately leading to pyorrhoea and tooth loss.
A: Ideally, it is advisable to get a professional cleaning of the teeth done every 6 months. The golden rule is to have a routine dental check up every 6 months. Your dentist will be able to advise you whether you need scaling or not.