Improve Bad Breath With Regular Scaling and Polishing. 

Brushing and flossing may not prevent a build-up of plaque, debris, and tartar, on the surface of teeth and below gum lines. This can be removed by scaling and polishing done professionally by our dentists.

Why Is Scaling And Polishing Important? 

Plaque is a naturally occurring substance that is composed of leftover food particles and saliva in the oral cavity. A build-up of plaque may lead to hardened calculus on the tooth, which may lead to dental cavities and gum disease over time. As bacteria thrive in plaque and tartar , it is important to have them removed regularly. 

Scaling is the process of removing hardened debris from teeth, while polishing is the process of smoothing teeth surfaces and removing stubborn stains to leave the teeth whiter and shinier.

To maintain good oral hygiene, it is essential to visit your dentist for scaling and polishing services every six months to ensure a clean and healthy oral cavity. 

Benefits Of Scaling And Polishing

  • Brighter, shiner and cleaner looking teeth.
  • Better gum health
  • Protect general health. Gum diseases have been linked to serious health conditions like diabetes, heart disease
  • Preventive care helps to prevent dental disease
  • Preventing bad breath. As scaling and polishing would remove the tartar (Calculus) build up that is one of the leading causes of bad breath


Step 1: 

Your dentist will begin with a thorough examination to assess the condition of your teeth and gums.

Step 2: 

First, a specialised instrument that utilises vibrations is used to loosen any large debris that may be stuck to the surfaces of your teeth.

Step 3: 

Fine hand tools are then used to carefully remove any remaining debris on harder to reach surfaces of teeth. 

Step 4: 

Finally, your dentist will use a fluoride paste or the Prophy Jet (an air polishing system)  to polish the surfaces of your teeth to give you a nice, clean smile.

Our Pricing

Scaling & Polishing

Start from
$100/before GST

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

Does scaling and polishing hurt?

While most patients do not experience any pain during scaling and polishing, it is important to let your dentist know if you experience any discomfort. In the event of discomfort, your dentist may numb the gums before continuing the procedure.

How frequently should my teeth be scaled and polished?

We recommend a routine visit every 6 months to ensure good oral hygiene, unless otherwise advised by your dentist.

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The dePacific Dental Group has been established since 2000. We have since been providing our patients with personalised and professional dental experience. We also offer comprehensive, high quality dental services in a safe and comfortable environment.