Dental Scaling and Polishing
Dental Scaling and Polishing
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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Why Choose Dr Tay's Dental Scaling and Polishing Treatment?
Friendly Dentist and Team
Our team treats each and every patient to the best of our ability. This is the reason why entire families have continued their dental care with True Dental Studio for many years, from all over Singapore.
At True Dental, it is our commitment to ensure our patients are kept as comfortable as possible. We aim to minimize discomfort, if any, for our patients.
We believe in pricing quality treatments at a competitive rate. We are transparent and upfront with our treatment costs.
Dental Scaling and Polishing Cost
|Consultation||$20 to $60|
|Dental Scaling and Polishing for Children / Teenagers (18 years and Below)||$40 to $90|
|Dental Scaling and Polishing (Prophy-Jet Polishing)**||$90 to $160|
|Topical Fluoride||$20 to $40|
*All prices are NETT.
**At True Dental Studio, we use Prophy-Jet 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).
How do I book a Dental Scaling and Polishing appointment?
True Dental Studio (Ang Mo Kio)
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 Prophy-Jet 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.