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Popularly called oral prophylaxis in dental jargon, oral disinfection means involves a host of procedures like scaling and root planning. The aim of these procedures is to clean the tooth surface of calculus and debris which cannot be removed by normal tooth-brushing. The calculus and debris provides an environment which is conducive to the growth of bacteria, which in turn cause cavities, loosening of tooth etc. Regular scaling will keep these bacteria at bay, improving the long term health of your gums and teeth.