Scaling and polishing are part of a teeth cleaning routine, that is used to get rid of enamel discolouration that regular brushing cannot.
The American Academy of Periodontology recommends that a detailed periodontal assessment is done by a dentist at least every 12 months. Thereafter, depending on your oral health, you can be advised on a suitable time for your next visit.
Scaling and polishing is an important part of maintaining good oral hygiene as it keeps your gums and teeth healthy.
Moreover, a routine check-up can also detect problems such as gum disease or cavities, and rectify them before they worsen.