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Scale & Polish

A scale and polish, also known as a professional cleaning, may be recommended by the dentist if they notice a large build-up of plaque bacteria. Teeth scaling and polishing is done by the dentist to help reduce the risk of gum disease developing, or to stop it from becoming a more serious problem.

At Dr. Ciaran Casey Dentist, we want to make sure that the plaque doesn’t build up again, so we will teach you some tips and tricks on how to properly brush and floss your teeth and gums.

Interested in our dental scaling and polishing? Call today to make an appointment.

How Dental Scaling and Polishing Is Done

At Dr. Ciaran Casey Dentist, your scale and polish will be done by the dentist in two steps.

The first step is to remove any build-up of plaque and tartar there is on your teeth. This is done by the dentist using specialised tools to scrape away all of this bacteria.

The second step is when the dentist will polish your teeth. Doing this will remove any surface stains on the teeth, and smooth away any small imperfections there might be. Polishing the teeth makes it harder for plaque to build up again.

Call us today to schedule your scale and polish.

Scale & Polish FAQ

  • How Often Should I Have My Teeth Scaled and Polished?

    At the end of your appointment, your dentist will let you know when they think you should be back for another scale and polish. Remember that a professional cleaning is not a replacement to brushing your teeth twice daily.

  • How Are Teeth Cleaned?

    Teeth are cleaned by using special instruments that dentists have been trained to use properly without doing damage to your teeth and gums. Tools that are used include ultrasound technology and hand instruments called scalers and curettes.

  • Does Dental Scaling and Polishing Hurt?

    A scale and polish should be painless, however, it depends on many different factors such as infected gum tissues or exposed dentine. If you do experience discomfort, then the dentist can help by numbing some of the area.