Scaling and Polishing
Dental scaling and polishing should be done regularly because bacteria in the oral cavity constantly forms around your teeth and gums in a film known as plaque. This layer of plaque eventually absorbs minerals in the saliva to form hardened deposits known commonly as calculus or tartar. When left untreated, the bacteria will eventually cause a host of common dental problems such as dental cavities in your teeth and gum problems.
Benefits of Scaling & Polishing
Scaling and polishing removes the bacterial deposits that constantly form around your teeth and gums. Regular oral hygiene maintenance is essential in preventing common dental problems such as dental cavities and gum problems. It also ensures cleaner and brighter looking teeth.
- Examination and assessment of dental condition.
- Scaling with gentle ultrasonic to remove calculus. This is done with dental loupes which magnify the vision, enabling the scaling process to be done in a precise and gentle manner.
- Flossing and polishing to remove plaque.
Scaling & Polishing Cost
- Scaling and polishing costs
We encourage you to speak with our dentist for a consultation to find out more about the dental treatments available for your condition, price ranges and other fees applicable.
- Insurance claim
Please check with your insurance advisors on your insurance coverage. Our patient care counsellors are able to assist with the details on the insurance claim forms. You will submit the necessary documentation required to your insurer. You may enquire through our website to check if your insurance company has an existing arrangement with our clinic.
FAQs on Scaling and Polishing
- Will frequent scaling and polishing damage my teeth?
The process is perfectly safe and will not damage teeth. The instruments used are designed to remove hardened calculus effectively without damaging the surface of the teeth.
- How often should I have scaling and polishing done?
The frequency depends on the individual’s needs. For most people requiring regular maintenance, scaling and polishing should be done once every 4 to 6 months.
- Why is scaling and polishing necessary when I am already cleaning well at home?
The process removes hardened calculus that cannot be removed by simple tooth brushing at home. Good oral care maintenance at home is still important as it helps to prevent the formation of plaque, while scaling and polishing removes any calculus that has formed.