Once attached, biofilm resists being disturbed. Even a healthy mouth is threatened by biofilm. Unaddressed, it can lead to gingivitis, periodontitis, and systemic inflammation and disease.
The effectiveness of Ultrasonic Scaling vs Hand Scaling was compared in an in-vitro study at the University of Glasgow, the results speak for themselves.
1. When equal strokes are applied in an in vitro study. SOURCE: Abstract which has been reviewed and presented at IADR. Investigating the effects of instrumentation on in vitro periodontitis biofilms. W. Johnston, G. Ramage, M. Paterson, JL. Brown, D. MacKenzie and S. Culshaw, Oral Sciences, University of Glasgow & NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Scotland, UK.
2. Partido B, Webb C, Carr M. Comparison of the Efficacy of Calculus Detection Between Ultrasonic Inserts and an Explorer. JDH/American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Nov 2018; 92(6):33-39.