Scaling & Polishing

 
Essentially, this is a thorough clean of the mouth. A special series of instruments is used to get rid of the plaque and calculus (tartar) followed by a careful polish. Just below the gum line, behind the teeth and in the gaps between are areas most likely to be concentrated on as these are the areas that we often miss when brushing. The scale and polish will help fight gum disease – although you still need to do your bit by brushing effectively twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing. A team effort!