Does regular cleaning scaling weaken the teeth?

Professional cleaning or scaling as it is known as, is absolutely harmless. Enamel of the tooth is the hardest substance in the human body therefore scaling cannot weaken the teeth .On the contrary, scaling breathes life into our teeth and gums as this helps in removal of deposits like tartar and calculus which assemble on our teeth and gums causing them harm.

My gums bleed when I brush. What should I do?

Bleeding from the gums is an indication for gum disease. This demands a visit to a dental surgeon who may advise scaling, gum paints, mouthwashes etc. Sometimes the cause for bleeding may be a medical disorder.

Should milk teeth with cavities be treated?

It is often thought, as milk teeth will fall after an age and permanent teeth will take their place, that there is no need to get them treated. This is a very wrong approach. Milk teeth are most valuable. They act as natural space maintainers. Early loss of milk teeth leads to an irregular arrangement of permanent teeth. Infected milk tooth may affect the development of a permanent tooth. These teeth help the child in chewing food and aid in facial development and expression.