Scale and Polish

Remove plaque and tartar for a clean and healthy smile with a professional scale and polish!

Scale and Polish (Consult, Clean and Polish)

Scale and polish, also known as teeth cleaning, is a regular dental treatment that helps to keep your teeth clean and healthy. 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 deposits cannot be removed by brushing alone and, if left untreated, can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

To help prevent gum disease and tooth decay, your dentist will recommend that you have a scale and polish every six months. During a scale and polish, your dentist or hygienist will use special tools to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. They will then polish your teeth to make them smooth and shiny.

Scale and Polish Cost

(Consult, Clean and Polish)

$159(w/o GST)

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  • Consultation
  • Scale & polish
  • Sterilisation & Disposable Fees

Topical Fluoride Application
(for decay prevention if needed)

$25(w/o GST)

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What is included in Clean and Polish Treatment ?

Regular brushing and flossing can help remove plaque and tartar. However, it is important to see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. Your dentist can remove plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing cannot reach. It is a routine procedure that is recommended for everyone every six months.

The treatment includes the following steps:

  1. Consultation: The dentist or hygienist will examine your teeth, gums and gum line to assess your overall oral health.
  2. Dental Scaling: The dentist or hygienist will use a special tool to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. scaling may be performed using a combination of mechanical and hand held instruments. 
  3. Polishing: The dentist or hygienist will use a polishing paste to smooth the surface of your teeth and remove any remaining stains.

The entire treatment typically takes about an hour. It is a painless procedure, but you may experience some sensitivity after the treatment.

A clean and polish treatment is an important part of maintaining good oral health. It can help to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems. If you have not had a dental cleaning in six months or more, make an appointment today.

Scale and Polish
Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Even if you brush regularly, 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.

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 and gum line. (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.

Unless advised otherwise by your dentist, the general rule of thumb is to visit twice a year (every six months). How regularly you should scale and polish depends on your lifestyle habits and health. Some people 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 poor oral hygiene.

Most people find scaling and polishing to be painless. A scraping sensation may be felt during scaling, which causes little to no pain. However, if you have stubborn and deep tartar, sore gums, or exposed sensitive surfaces of your teeth, you may experience some pain. This pain is usually tolerable, but your dentist can provide local anesthetic if needed.

Yes, scale and polish treatment is done for children. It is a professional cleaning that removes plaque and tartar from the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. Tartar is a hard, calcified substance that forms when plaque is not removed. Both plaque and tartar can cause tooth decay and gum disease.

Scaling and polishing can make teeth appear whiter by removing plaque, tartar, and stains on the surface of the teeth. However, it is not a permanent solution for teeth whitening. If you want to achieve a whiter smile, you may need to consider other options, such as professional teeth whitening or at-home teeth whitening kits.

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.

* Shared across all types of partial root canal treatments.

Insurance & Subsidies

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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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Teeth Cleaning Packages

Consult, Clean and Brighten
Teeth Cleaning 

$369(w/o GST)

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$70(w/o GST)

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