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  • Dr. Barry Yu

UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF PROFESSIONAL DENTAL CARE: SCALING, POLISHING, AND YOUR DENTAL HEALTH


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Dental scaling and polishing, vital components of professional dental care, ensure optimal oral health and tackle common misconceptions. Let's explore why these procedures are crucial, how often you need them, and dispel myths surrounding their effects.


Understanding Dental Scaling and Polishing: Importance and Frequency


Dental scaling, the removal of plaque and tartar, and polishing, smoothing tooth surfaces, are fundamental to maintaining oral health. These procedures, often misunderstood, are essential preventive measures recommended every 4-6 months.


Why Dental Scaling and Polishing Matter



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Preventative Care: They prevent gum disease, cavities, and maintain oral hygiene.


Tailored Frequency: Recommended intervals vary based on individual oral health needs, assessed by your dentist during check-ups.


Debunking Myths Around Dental Procedures



Sensitivity during scaling and polishing is common and temporary, typically indicating gum sensitivity or exposed dentin, not impending tooth loss. Contrary to misconceptions, these procedures don't weaken teeth but contribute to preserving dental health.


Navigating Sensitivity and Myths: Your Dental Journey


Communication with your dentist is key to managing sensitivity during dental procedures. Discussing desensitizing options or numbing agents can ease discomfort and ensure a comfortable experience.



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Penn Pacific Dental Center's Commitment to Your Dental Well-being


At Penn Pacific Dental Center, we prioritize personalized dental care, emphasizing the significance of scaling and polishing in maintaining optimal oral health. These procedures, integral to your dental journey, contribute to a brighter, healthier smile and overall well-being.

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Graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis (U.S.A.), major in biochemistry and molecular biology, Dr. Yu has further obtained his dental degree (Doctor of Dental Medicine) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (U.S.A.).  Dr. Yu is qualified to practice in the US, Singapore and Hong Kong, and has over 10 years of practicing experience in the US before starting both practices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Dr. Chrissie Lam graduated from University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A.) with a bachelor degree in Nutritional Science before earning her doctorate degree in dentistry from University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (U.S.A.). In her 10 years of practice she took care of her patients, both in U.S.A. and Singapore with her warm demeanor and excellent clinical skills. 

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