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3. Place the scaler under the tartar. You must learn two important things:
how to hold the scaler and how to slide the scaler into the gum pocket.
Hold the scaler almost as you
would hold a pen. You can
then pull it against the tartar
with both power and control.
Control is very important. The ends
of the scalers are sharp. If you are not
careful, the blades can cut the gums.
Be gentle and do not hurry. Always hold
the tip of the scaler on the tooth to avoid
poking the gums.
Rest your 3rd finger against a tooth. This
will steady your hand and let you slide the
sharp scaler under the gum with care.
FOR AN UPPER TOOTH
FOR A LOWER TOOTH