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Scale & Polish

Our comprehensive dental examinations include professional cleanings that target plaque build-up and prevent oral disease.

What happens during a scale and polish?

There are two main steps in dental cleanings: scraping away plaque build-up and polishing the teeth. One of our skilled practitioners will use specialised handheld tools to remove the plaque from the surface of the teeth and between them.

They will then polish the surface of the teeth to remove stains, texture and other imperfections. Your cleaning will end with a fluoride treatment left on your teeth for over a minute. This helps strengthen the teeth and prevent decay.

What about home care?

It’s essential to brush and floss your teeth twice a day for optimal oral health, and you can incorporate a mouthwash. If you have any questions about oral hygiene or are unsure how to care for your teeth at home, we will be more than happy to advise you on the best practices.