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Benefits of a Scale & Polish

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Is there anything that makes you feel more confident than a bright, shiny smile? If your teeth are in need of a little TLC, why not call us and book a session with our fabulous dental hygienists? With treatments like a scale and polish, we can give you a gorgeous glossy smile.

What is a scale and polish?

A scale and polish is a dental hygiene treatment, which aims to remove plaque from the teeth and polish the surfaces of the teeth. The result is a healthy, bright smile. You may be advised to have a scale and polish if you have signs of decay or gum disease or you suffer from bad breath, but you can also benefit from hygiene sessions if you have a clean bill of oral health.

When you have a scale and polish, your dentist or dental hygienist will use specially designed instruments to clean the teeth, removing any plaque deposits from the surfaces of the tooth or the tiny cracks between the teeth. It’s virtually impossible to keep every part of the mouth clean, so you may find that you have traces of plaque even if you’re really careful with brushing and your teeth are healthy. Your dentist may also use gentle water jets to aid the cleaning process.

Once your dentist has cleaned your teeth thoroughly, they will polish them using a powerful brush. A dentist or hygienist can achieve a much more intensive and thorough clean that you can at home with a traditional toothbrush, so this is a really great treatment that benefits both your oral health and the look of your smile.


There are many benefits to having a scale and polish. Not only will your teeth feel smooth and clean, but the treatment can also help to prevent gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums which can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. A scale and polish can also help to remove any staining on your teeth, leaving you with a brighter smile.

The frequency with which you need a scale and polish will depend on your individual needs. If you have good oral hygiene habits then you may only need to visit the dentist or hygienist once every 6 months. However, if you have poor oral hygiene habits then you may need to visit more often. Your dentist or hygienist will be able to advise you on how often you should have a scale and polish based on your individual needs.

If you’d like to book a scale and polish or you’re keen to find out more about what’s involved, don’t hesitate to get in touch. A shiny, sparkling smile is just one appointment away!


A scale and polish is a routine dental treatment which involves the removal of plaque and tartar (calculus) from teeth, above and below the gum line. This is usually done by a hygienist or dentist, using specialised instruments. A scale and polish will leave your teeth feeling smooth and clean, as well as help prevent gum disease. There are many benefits to having a scale and polish, so be sure to book an appointment with your dentist or hygienist today!