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Say no to Cross Infection During ultrasonic Teeth Scaling
Created by Lina Feng on 4/20/2016 3:02:00 AM

In today’s world where looking good is becoming an important pre-requisite there is no doubt that our teeth have an important role to play. Our smile could reveal a lot and it could determine our success in our job, career and perhaps even in our personal life. When we talk about teeth, we would like it to be white and clean. 


In today’s world where looking good is becoming an important pre-requisite there is no doubt that our teeth have an important role to play. Our smile could reveal a lot and it could determine our success in our job, career and perhaps even in our personal life. When we talk about teeth, we would like it to be white and clean. While it is not necessary that it should be milky white, it should be able to showcase its natural color and shape. However, it is likely that many of us could have teeth which have stains caused by natural and artificial causes. Stains could be caused by plaque and tartar buildup. For many it happens in spite of taking regular care of the teeth. For other stains could be the result of smoking, drinking too much of caffeinated drinks, and overuse of alcohol. Some food items may also contribute to it and medications could also be the culprit


Scaling Is A Common Solution

Given the above situation scaling is a common option which is chosen by many. While there are many who visit dentists and undertake scaling, today it is possible to do the same in the home using some DIY kits. Amongst the many such options available going in for piezoelectric ultrasonic scaler is now being used by many patients. This is a DIY kit which has the required tools and comes with the required instruction manuals to help patients to clean and scale their teeth on their own. 



The Risk Of Infection

While there is no doubt that this DIY kit could help improve the overall oral health of dozens of people, it does come with its own share of risks and problems. One of the biggest problems is infection resulting from improper use of these DIY scaling tools. Teeth and gums are susceptible to infections because they are delicate and wrong use of the scaling tools can directly touch the nerves and lead to all sort of problems. Perhaps the scaling tools have to be properly disinfected and stored in the right place. In spite of the best efforts by end users, it is quite possible that they may not be able to completely disinfect the tools. Even the slightest laxity and not following the protocol and set standards could lead to problems. 

Therefore it is important to find out the various situations where scaling is necessary and you should also know when to avoid it. if you already have a tooth infection it may not be right to go in for scaling because you could be increasing the risk of infection. You must also understand the need to be under some antibiotic cover when you are undertaking extensive scaling using these DIY methods. You must get in touch with your dentist and understand more about the precautions which you need to take. Most importantly you must know how to keep the scaling tools and apparatuses and devices in the best conditions. There must be zero risk and zero laxity when it comes to making these devices free from risk of infections. 

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