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Scaling & Polishing

Regular Teeth Scaling and Polishing ensures a good oral health.
Dental scaling and polishing is the removal of plaque and tartar deposits built up on the teeth and the polishing of the smooth surfaces of the teeth. This procedure is conducted during routine cleaning (prophylaxis) at a visit to the dentist.


Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour.

Regular Teeth Scaling and Polishing ensures a good oral health

If the scale, or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will unfortunately provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care.

Regular Teeth Scaling and Polishing ensures a good oral health. This concept is well established in USA, UK and other developed countries and is strongly picking up in India as well. Doing Dental Cleaning or Teeth Cleaning is advised twice a year to remove the hard deposits of tartar & calculus which normal brushing & flossing cannot remove. This makes your teeth and gums better, cleaner & stronger.

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