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.