Why a Scale and Polish can make your teeth shine

By 26th October 2017Oral Health

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.

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!