Scaling & Polishing
What is Scaling and Polishing?
Scaling & Polishing is also known as teeth cleaning or dental prophylaxis. It is a series of procedures whereby calculus/tartar, stain, and other accretions are removed from the crowns and roots of the teeth, and the enamel surfaces are polished.
Scaling is the process whereby your dentist will remove any plaque or tartar deposits that were built on your teeth. It is important for the dentist to clean your teeth professionally as gum disease might occur if these plaque or tartar are not removed.
Polishing is a process where your dentist remove any stains from your teeth which might have accumalated over a period of time. The polishing process also helps to give a natural shine at the end of your treatment. To remove more stubborn teeth stains, you can also opt for our teeth whitening treatment to have a whiter looking teeth.
Scaling & Polishing is considered as an important dental treatment for halting the progression of periodontal disease and gingivitis.
Benefits of Scaling and Polishing
- Clean teeth by eliminating stains, tartar and bacteria
- Prevent dental cavities and/or detect any signs of Gum Disease
- Maintain good oral hygiene to keep your teeth and gums healthy
It is recommended by dentists in Singapore to have your teeth check and clean professionally. However, it varies for different people depending on your oral health condition. We use the effective yet gentle German KaVo Scaling and Polishing System to remove any stubborn tartar and stains in G Dental dental clinic.
For patients who experience bleeding gums after brushing your teeth, it may be a sign of gum disease. Having a routine scaling and polishing with your dentist can help to prevent early stage of gum disease such as gingivitis.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and Root Planing is a non-surgical, deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from above and below the gum line.
After the scaling procedure, the dentist will then begin root planing, smoothing out your teeth roots to help your gums reattach to your teeth. Scaling and Root Planing may take more than one session to complete. Local anesthetic may be required as well.
It is recommended to visit our dentists for an initial consultation to assess your oral health and our dentists can suggest which procedure or treatments you need.
Is there a difference between teeth scaling and whitening?
Scaling is a cleaning treatment to remove the plaque and/or tar tar from your teeth.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that only whitens your teeth and has no effect on oral hygiene.