Scaling and Polishing

Getting your teeth routinely checked once every 6 to 12 months by a dentist or oral hygienist is an important part of maintaining good oral hygiene. Besides keeping your gums and teeth healthy, a routine check-up can also detect problems such as gum disease or cavities, and rectify them before they worsen.

A cleaning routine usually involves two procedures: scaling and polishing.

Healthy, white teeth are at the core of a perfect smile, but having uneven white blotches – especially on your front teeth – can be an unsightly view and undermine your self-confidence. 

Such enamel discolouration could signal tooth decay, excessive fluoride consumption (fluorosis) and hypomineralisation.

Unfortunately, you cannot get rid of these unruly white blotches through regular brushing.

You may opt for SmileBrite stain removal treatment along with your routine scaling and polishing at your trusted dental clinic. 



Benefits of Scaling and Polishing

  • Eliminates Stains, Tartar and Bacteria

    When you eat, the food converts into starch and binds with bacteria to form an acidic environment for your teeth. If left uncleaned, it can lead to stains and enamel and root damage. Therefore, going for regular scaling and polishing will keep your teeth clean.

  • Prevents Gum Diseases

    After a prolonged period of time, your gums may be depositing plaque and accumulating tartar. In that regard, it is important to have your teeth cleaned to prevent dental cavities and gum issues.

  • Whiter Looking Teeth

    Not only will you boost your dental hygiene, polishing also enhances the shine of your smile. This allows you to have brighter, whiter looking teeth to boost your self-confidence.


While scaling involves the removal of plaque from your teeth, teeth whitening is simply a cosmetic procedure that involves bleaching to whiten your teeth. It has no effect on oral hygiene at all.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Visit the dentist for teeth cleaning every 6 months

No. If done by a skilled professional, it should be a smooth and harmless procedure.

However, you may find yourself experiencing the following after the procedure (the degree will be dependent on the severity of initial condition):

  • Mild bleeding
  • Slight sensitivity

Symptoms should wear off within 2 weeks after your appointment.

The fees of teeth scaling and polishing range from $74.90 – $128.40 (inclusive of GST).

Why choose i.Dental?

  • Professional Service

    For over 3 decades, i.Dental has built its reputation as an award-winning expert in the dental industry. The team has seen many patients and aided them in achieving a healthy smile.

  • Equipped with Technology

    i.Dental has the technology to achieve effective results and assures you a comfortable experience.

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