Regular Dental Check up

Regular dental check up is essential dental service for detecting oral diseases such as gum disease and tooth decay.
Early detection makes it easier to treat and avoid further damage.

How often do we need to go for a dental check up?

To maintain good oral hygiene, it is important to have a routine check up every 6 months. Going for a regular dental visit will help to keep your gums and teeth healthy. This allows early detection of any problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease, cavities, and oral cancer. 

Dental Check up Cost and Treatment Plans

Examination with Clean & Polish

$159(w/o GST)

Topical Fluoride Application
(for decay prevention if needed)

$25(w/o GST)

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Consult, Clean and Brighten

$369(w/o GST)

  • Consultation
  • Scale & Polish
  • Express gel treatment with LED whitening lamp
  • Lighten tooth colour by 2-4 shades
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Dental Check up Process 

Initial Inspection

During the initial inspection, we will check your mouth for any signs of concern, such as inflamed gums (gingivitis), dark spots on teeth (potential cavities) or tooth filling requirements if any. We will also ask you about any concerns you may have about your teeth or gums.

Dental X-ray

During most dental check ups, we will take digital X-rays of your teeth and mouth. This process is quick and safe, and helps us to identify any issues that were not seen during the initial inspection. Separate fees apply.

Removal of Plaque and Tartar

Your dentist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth using a scaler. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth. Tartar is hardened plaque that can build up on your teeth over time.

Power Polishing 

Power polishing is a dental procedure that uses a rotating brush to remove stains and smooth the surface of teeth. It is often done after scaling and polishing to remove any remaining stains.

Dental Check up & Teeth Cleaning Process


Scaling is a dental procedure that removes plaque and calculus (hardened tartar) from teeth. A dentist uses a special tool to loosen the tartar with vibrations and washes it away with water. You may hear a high-pitched buzzing sound from the tool.

Here are some additional details about scaling:

  • Scaling is typically performed by a dentist or dental hygienist.
  • Scaling can be done as a part of a regular dental checkup or as a separate procedure.
  • Scaling may be uncomfortable, but it is usually not painful.
  • Scaling is an important part of maintaining good oral health. It can help to improve gum health, tooth loss and decay, and other oral health problems.


Polishing is a dental procedure that removes stains and smooths the surface of teeth. It makes teeth look brighter and clean. It is usually done after scaling, which is a procedure that removes plaque and tartar from teeth.

Polishing is done with a soft rubber cup and a special toothpaste-like material. The dentist spins the cup on the teeth to remove stains and smooth the surface.

Another type of polishing is called ProphyJet polishing. It uses a pressurized spray of air and water with sodium hydrogencarbonate powder to remove stains, plaque, and soft debris from teeth. It may taste slightly salty.

Polishing is an important part of maintaining good oral health. It can help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health problems.

Is there a difference between teeth whitening and scaling & polishing?

Yes, there is a difference between teeth whitening and scaling & polishing.

Scaling and polishing is a preventive procedure that helps to keep teeth and gums healthy. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that is used to improve the appearance of teeth.

Teeth whitening is a way to make your teeth look whiter. It can be done at home or at the dentist’s office. Teeth whitening can lighten your teeth by several shades, but it cannot change the underlying structure of your teeth.

Scaling and polishing is a dental procedure that cleans your teeth. It removes plaque, tartar, and stains. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth. If plaque is not removed, it can harden into tartar. Tartar is a hard, calcified substance that can build up on your teeth over time. Stains can be caused by a variety of things, including food, drink, smoking, and medications.

Here is a table that summarizes the key differences between teeth whitening and scaling & polishing:

Characteristic Teeth Whitening Scaling & Polishing
Purpose To lighten the color of teeth To remove plaque, tartar, and stains from teeth
How it works Uses chemicals to break down stains Uses tools to remove plaque, tartar, and stains
Results Can lighten teeth by several shades Makes teeth look brighter and whiter
Duration Varies depending on the method used Typically takes 30-60 minutes
Cost Varies depending on the method used Typically less expensive than teeth whitening
Risks Sensitivity, gum irritation, and tooth sensitivity None
Frequency Can be done as needed Typically recommended every 6 months

Insurance & Subsidies

AIA dental Insurance


Smilepoint is an accredited service provider with IHP & AIA Dental Insurance.

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Medisave dental claim


Smilepoint is a CPF Medisave-accredited dental clinic for dental surgeries.

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We are a CHAS-approved dental clinic. We accept valid CHAS, Merdeka and Pioneer Generation cards.

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Baby Bonus Scheme CDA

Smilepoint is a Baby Bonus (CDA) approved institution. You can use the funds from the CDA for dental treatments.

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philip glickman
Well managed. Very prompt and professional. Immaculate facilities. Recommended.
Mohammad Faizal
Mohammad Faizal
Great service! Thank you 😁
Mohanakrishna Tamilaras
Mohanakrishna Tamilaras
Staff were very kind and were informative in dental hygiene.
Peggy Wong
Peggy Wong
Dr Mabel was such a gem to my 5 years old ! Highly recommended Very kids friendly environment and the staff are Superb !
Derrick Wee
Derrick Wee
Had my teeth whitening done with Dr Mark and I was very happy with the result! The whole procedure was smooth and he made me feel at ease. Dr Mark’s knowledge, skills and kindness is admirable. Friendly staff at Smilepoint Dental too!
Suraj Patil
Suraj Patil
Setting up appointment is easy. They will send reminders. Checking in and out is easy and fast. Been seeing Dr Ismeeta for years, fantastic dentist.

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