Dental Cleaning (Scaling) & Polishing

Dental cleaning involve removing plaque and tartar deposits that have built up on the teeth over time.

Tartar provides the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care and help prevent gum diseases.

At Shine Dental, our dentist will clean your teeth and gums and once all the surfaces are smooth, dentist will polish your teeth. 

Polishing is done using a slow speed hand-piece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis paste – a special gritty toothpaste-like material – is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.