What to expect from a scale and polish dental cleaning
The first stage removes the plaque and tartar that builds up on your teeth. An ultrasound scraper is used to remove most of the tartar, followed by specialised instruments to remove the remaining tartar and plaque.
The second stage is to ‘polish’ the teeth. Polishing removes stains leaving teeth clean, bright and shiny. Polishing also makes it harder for plaque build up on your teeth.
Our dentist will advise you how often you should have a scale and polish. It’s normally every 6 months.