Dental Scaling and Polishing

Close-up view of dental scaling and polishing done on a set of teeth.
A lady applying toothpaste on a toothbrush to brush her teeth to keep them clean and healthy.
Close-up view of dental scaling and polishing done on a set of teeth.

Dental scaling and polishing, on top of regular teeth brushing, helps individuals maintain oral health and prevent dental diseases.

Scaling is the process of removing dental plaque and tartar, also known as calculus, that have accumulated on the tooth surfaces, especially below the gum line. This is usually done using manual scaling tools, ultrasonic instruments or both. These build-ups can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease if not routinely removed.

Polishing, on the other hand, is typically performed after scaling. It smooths and cleans the surfaces of the teeth using a slow-speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins. A special prophylactic paste is scooped up into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny and smooth. This can help to remove surface stains, creating a whiter appearance, and it also gives the teeth a smoother surface which is less likely to accumulate plaque. Regular scaling and polishing by a dental professional are essential aspects of preventive oral health care.

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Scaling and Polishing with X-Ray at $148 NETT
For new patients only. Valid only until 30th June 2024.
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  • Bundle valid for new patients only.
  • All treatments will be conducted by Dr Shaun Ng.
  • A preliminary consultation and assessment are required to determine if any additional treatments are necessary. Patients may choose to top up for these additional treatments if advised.
  • Standard consultation fees will be charged if the patient decides not to proceed with the scaling, polishing and OPG.
  • The contents of this package are fixed and cannot be modified.
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  • This bundle cannot be combined with insurance claims, or any other claims such as CHAS, Merdeka or Pioneer Generation.
  • Please quote $148SAP during booking of appointment.
  • Available only on weekdays.
Dental Scaling and Polishing consultation from $25 to $60. Book your appointment easily with our friendly staff through WhatsApp. We will respond ASAP, latest within 2 business days.
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Why Choose True Dental's Dental Scaling and Polishing Treatment?

Dental Scaling and Polishing Cost

Treatment Price*
Consultation $25 to $60
Dental Scaling and Polishing for Children / Teenagers (18 years and Below) $45 to $90
Dental Scaling and Polishing (ProphyFlex)** $90 to $160
Topical Fluoride $25 to $60

*All prices are NETT.
**At True Dental Studio, we use ProphyFlex polishing which is a high-pressure air jet which uses air, water, and sodium bicarbonate. It helps to remove dental plaque, soft debris, and stains while simultaneously polishing teeth. This can better 'clean' and polish in between teeth compared to the conventional polishing (using a rubber cup).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dental scaling is the process of removing accumulated plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces, particularly below the gum line, to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Polishing follows scaling, using a special paste to clean and smoothen the teeth's surfaces, making them shiny, whiter, and less likely to gather plaque. This should be done regularly, ideally every 6 months.

At True Dental Studio, we use ProphyFlex polishing which is a high-pressure air jet which uses air, water, and sodium bicarbonate. It helps to remove dental plaque, soft debris, and stains while simultaneously polishing teeth. This can better 'clean' and polish in between teeth compared to the conventional polishing (using a rubber cup).

Dental scaling and polishing is essential to remove plaque and tartar build-up that regular brushing and flossing can't reach, thus preventing gum disease and cavities.

Generally, dental scaling and polishing at True Dental is painless. You may feel some light scraping or motions during the process. If you have a concern about pain, talk to our friendly team for more information on how we can better accommodate you.

You should do this once every 6 months.

While scaling and polishing may remove a minuscule amount of enamel, it is generally safe and does not harm your teeth when performed properly.

Your teeth may feel loose after scaling and polishing if there was significant gum inflammation or periodontal disease present; as the gums heal post-treatment, this sensation should diminish.

Gaps between your teeth may become noticeable after a dental cleaning because the tartar that was filling these spaces has been removed, revealing the actual spacing of your teeth.