Scaling and polishing are treatments aiming to remove tartar and plaque from teeth surfaces in order to prevent and treat gum disease

Usually, no local anaesthetic is required and the treatment is completed in one session, usually on the same one as the dental check- up 
A patient usually needs scaling and polishing once or twice a year, but this regime gets customized to each patient’s case. Finally, with the polishing any external stains are removed from your teeth making them shiny and bright.