Scaling/Cleaning

Service and maintenance of your teeth

What is this treatment?

Scaling is removing the hardened plaque (tartar or calculus) that forms on your teeth and cannot be removed by simply brushing and flossing. Cleaning involves removing the soft, sticky bacteria infested film known as plaque which builds up on your teeth.

Is this treatment for me?

Few people do a perfect job of removing plaque on a daily basis and if left undisturbed, the bacteria will release toxins which irritate your gums and produce acid that causes tooth decay.

The benefits of this treatment are

  • It leaves the surfaces of your teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping your teeth clean during your regular home care
  • It helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay
  • It improves the health of your gums and teeth
  • It removes external stains that can be caused by substances such as smoking, tea, coffee and red wine