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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. Even with that work, you still need some services performed by professionals.

One of those procedures is called scaling and planing. This is an activity performed when you visit any dentist. Let’s take a moment to walk through that process and how it can help you.

What is it?
At its most basic, scaling and planing is simply the process of removing tartar from around your gum line. Tartar is the name for hardened plaque, and it forms right around your gums. It’s a bunch of bacteria that cause all sorts of issues. Tartar buildup is one of the most common causes of oral health problems that Dr. Mathew Berg sees.

How does it work?
Scaling and planing are really simple. When you come into Mathew Berg DDS in El Paso, Texas, our team will scale and plane your teeth before cleaning. That tartar is literally scraped off your teeth, restoring your oral health back to great shape.

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. A team like ours will have it done quickly and comfortably.

To learn more, or to make an appointment, call us today at 915-591-5333.