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Scaling & Polishing

Simple and effective way to have healthy teeth and gums

Top 5 Reasons Why regular Scaling & Polishing is more important that you think


Plaque and calculus (tartar) accumulate around teeth and cause irritation to your gums which will lead to bleeding and swelling of gums. If left untreated, teeth start to loosen due to compromised support from the gums and jaw bone.


Calculus/tartar removal – Plaque is soft and easily removed through tooth brushing. However they harden over time, forming calculus/tartar. Tooth brushing alone is insufficient to remove these hard deposits.


Stain removal – Tea, coffee, nicotine from smoking are main culprits of teeth discolouration. Scaling & polishing can effectively remove these superficial stains.


Gets rid of Bad breath – Gum disease and accumulation of food products between teeth lead to bad breath. Clean teeth and gums will keep bad breath at bay. 


 Helps to improve overall health - Bacteria in your mouth from gum disease has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and premature births or low-birth weight babies



There’s no reason why you can’t keep your teeth for life. It all starts with good oral care.

My Dental Team

Frequently Asked Questions

With good daily oral hygiene, do I still need to see a dentist for regular scaling & polishing?


  • There are areas in the mouth which you will have difficulty accessing and cleaning, and need help with

  • Regular scaling & polishing allows early detection of decay, and you can get it fixed before it progresses into a big problem

  • Stains accumulate on teeth over time. Regular scaling & polishing will help to minimize yellow/brown discolouration of your teeth 

Can scaling and polishing damage my teeth? 

At My Dental Team, we take extra care and are gentle during your cleaning procedure. This helps to minimise sensitivity and prevents damage to your tooth structure. In fact brushing too hard daily with a hard bristle brush is more likely to cause damage to the teeth and gums.

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