scale and polish
Monday - Friday 08:30-18:30
Saturday 09:00-18:00 Sunday - CLOSED
scale and polish
Holland Village
43, Jalan Merah Saga #01-64 S278115
scale and polish
scale and polish
Monday - Friday 08:30-18:30
Saturday 09:00-18:00 Sunday - CLOSED
scale and polish
Holland Village
43, Jalan Merah Saga #01-64 S278115

Scale and Polish

Remove plaque & tarter for a clean and healthy smile!

Scale and Polish Treatment

Scale and Polish also known as teeth cleaning is a regular dental treatment that helps to keep your teeth clean. No matter how well you brush and floss, even after every meal, there are always hard-to-reach areas where plaque and tartar can build up. These are not possible to brush away from a regular toothbrush and if remained intact will cause gum disease and tooth damage.

To protect your teeth from the risk of gum disease, your dentist will highly recommend a regular check-up with a scale and polish to get your teeth properly cleaned.

Scale and Polish Price

Consult, Clean and Polish


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Scale & polish
Topical Fluoride
Sterilisation & Disposable Fees
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Consult, Clean and Brighten


(w/o GST)
Scale and polish
Express Gel treatment with LED whitening lamp
Sterilisation & Disposable Fees
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What does Clean and Polish Treatment include?

This treatment includes a consultation, cleaning and polish, and a topical fluoride treatment which is done at the same visit. The fee also includes sterilisation and disposable cost. Treatment will begin with a consultation, our expert dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth at first. Then the cleaning routine starts which usually involves two procedures scaling and polishing. You can look forward to a healthy and clean smile!
Consultation: Before any treatment, a thorough examination and diagnosis will be performed at our clinic. The clinician will check the condition of your teeth (extent of any tooth damage, cavities, infections, gum disease, etc.) and also will advise you on any treatment if required.

Scale and Polish:
Scaling: Our teeth are vulnerable to bacteria due to the food and drinks we consume. These bacteria get accumulated in our teeth and become dental plaque and over time, a tough, crusty deposit called calculus or tartar gets formed. Even though plaque can be removed with regular brushing and flossing, tarter cannot be removed. The process of removing the tartar is called scaling which is done by a dentist using a tool with ultrasonic vibration that knocks down the stubborn tartar.

Polishing: This is to remove plaque and stains on your teeth and make the surface smoother so that dirt will not get attached easily. It is done using a rotating polishing cup/brush (similar to an electric toothbrush). This will improve the appearance of your teeth and remove bacteria and external stains.

It is best to be realistic that polishing doesn’t whiten the teeth it only removes external stains. For whiter and brighter teeth you can check the Clean and Brighten treatment (A combined option of polish, scale and whiten) or advanced teeth whitening treatments like comprehensive in-clinic teeth whitening or Philips Zoom in-office teeth whitening options. r improve the colour of your teeth, or remove tougher stains.
Fluoride Treatment: End of the session, your dentist will apply a topical fluoride gel on your teeth. This is an additional protection to prevent tooth decay. The tooth becomes more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria in our mouth due to this fluoride treatment.

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If you find that your teeth are stained and want help removing them, contact us for teeth whitening services or other possible options.

Scale and Polish
Frequently Asked Questions

I brush my teeth regularly, Do I still need a scale and a polish?
Yes! Even if you brush there are hard-to-reach areas where plaque can build up. Once the plaque is turned into hardened tartar, it is not possible to remove it by brushing and scaling is required.
Why should I scale and polish my teeth?
Dental plaque and calculus (commonly known as tartar) if not removed can even lead to the loss of your tooth. If not scaled and polished regularly, bacteria will build up and inflame the gums. (Initial stage of gum inflammation is called Gingivitis). If this is not treated it will lead to gum disease and finally, the tooth structure will be affected. Therefore, a scale polish not only cleans your teeth but also reduces the risk of gum disease and saves your teeth in the long run.
How often should I book a scale and polish dental appointment?
A visit twice a year (every six months) is the general rule of thumb unless advised by the dentist. How regularly you should scale and polish depends on your lifestyle habits and health. Some may require more frequent professional cleaning than others due to smoking, tea/coffee/wine staining, bad breath, a history of gum disease/decay, rapid plaque build-up, and bad oral hygiene.
Is scaling and polishing painful?
Most people find it painless. A crapping sensation can be felt while scaling which causes little to no pain. If you have stubborn and deep tartar, sore gums or exposed sensitive surfaces of the teeth may result in some pain but most of the time is very much bearable; if not the dentist will provide local anaesthetic only if required.
Is Scale ad Polish treatment done for Children?
Yes, absolutely. professional scale and polish in children are as important for them as they are for adults to remove tartar and maintain good oral health. Matter of fact it is also a good way to get the children settled and familiar with the dental environment.
Do scaling and polishing whiten teeth?
Scaling and polishing can remove surface stains (ones that cause by coloured food and beverages or smoking) It will help to make your teeth look cleaner and brighter, but it will not improve the colour shade of your tooth. This can be done by teeth whitening treatments where your teeth are bleached to bring a whiter shade. You can learn more about your teeth whitening options here.
Are there any subsidies for scale and polish dental treatments?
Patients holding CHAS Blue or Orange, Pioneer Generation or Merdeka Generation Cards will be entitled to the relevant subsidies. You can claim them via Smilepoint Dental, we are an accredited dental.
Treatment Type   CHAS Orange Subsidy  CHAS Blue Subsidy  Merdeka Generation (MG) Subsidy  Pioneer Generation (PG) Subsidy Claim Limits 
Polishing    $20.50  $25.50  $30.50  Up to 2 polishing per calendar year*
Scaling    $30.00  $35.00  $40.00  Up to 2 scaling per calendar year
Topical Fluoride    $20.50  $25.50  $30.50  Up to 2 topical fluoride per calendar year*
X-rays    $11  $16  $21  Up to 6 X-rays per calendar year*
Consultation    $20.50  $25.50  $30.50  Up to 2 consultations per calendar year (claim should be 6 months apart)*
* Shared across all types of partial root canal treatments.

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Smilepoint Dental Centre
Chip Bee Gardens (Opposite Holland Village)
43, Jalan Merah Saga #01-64
Singapore 278115

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