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Scaling & Polishing

Scaling & Polishing is a dental procedure that cleans and removes plaque and tartar in the mouth, this procedure cleans both the visible part of the teeth above the gums, as well as the areas of the teeth just under the gums where toothbrushes are unable to reach. Despite proper oral care habits, bacteria and plaque do still fester in certain areas of the mouth.

THE SCALING PROCESS

Our dentist will perform the scaling process with a combination of hand and motorised instruments (such as an ultrasonic tip, which vibrates at high frequency to remove tartar) and the polishing process with a high speed brush or rubber cup together with special cleaning pastes. The debris which is removed by this process cannot be removed by daily brushing habits alone.

A lot of water is used to cool the scaling tools and to wash away the debris as it is removed. The dentist will then use a suction pipe to suck away the excess water during the process. Tooth scaling can sometimes be sensitive, especially if your gums have receded and the top of the root of the tooth is exposed. Depending on severity, the dentist can give you an injection to numb each area of your mouth to minimise the sensitivity. However, this will require more than one visit as it is impossible to numb the whole mouth at a go.

Benefits
of Scaling & Polishing

Scaling and polishing removes the bacterial deposits that constantly form around your teeth and gums. Regular oral hygiene maintenance is essential in preventing common dental problems such as dental cavities and gum problems. It also ensures clean and brighter looking teeth.

Treatment Process

  • Examination and assessment of dental condition.
  • Scaling with gentle ultrasonics to remove calculus. This is done with dental loupes which magnify the vision, enabling the scaling process to be done in a precise and gentle manner.
  • Flossing and polishing to remove plaque.

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TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY

Plaque is a naturally occurring substance that builds up on the surfaces of the teeth. When this happens, it hardens to form calculus or tartar. Bacteria thrives in the crevices formed by the plaque and calculus, which when mixed with food debris will increase the risk of tooth decay.

TO PREVENT GUM DISEASE

When plaque and calculus have built up, the gums will be irritated thus causing inflammation of gums. This is called gingivitis or gum disease. Your gums and jaw bone form the foundation for your teeth. If one have unhealthy gums, the bone around your teeth can be lost too. When your teeth no longer have good foundations and can no longer be held in place, they become loose and eventually fall out or have to be extracted.

FAQs on Scaling & Polishing

Here are some of the commonly asked questions about scaling and polishing

Will frequent scaling and polishing damage my teeth?

The process is perfectly safe and will not damage teeth. The instruments used are designed to remove hardened calculus effectively without damaging teeth surfaces.

How often should I have scaling and polishing done?

The frequency depends on the individual’s needs. For most people requiring regular maintenance, scaling and polishing should be done once every 4 to 6 months.

Why is scaling and polishing necessary when I am already cleaning well at home?

The process removes hardened calculus that cannot be removed by simple tooth brushing at home. Good oral care maintenance at home is still important as it helps to prevent the formation of plaque, while scaling and polishing removes any calculus that has formed.

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    • 3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-317
      Suntec City North Wing
      (Between Tower 1 & 2) (Lobby H)
      Singapore 038983
    • +65 6337 7319
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    • Mon-Fri: 10am – 7pm
      Sat: 10am – 5pm
      Sun & PH: by appointment only

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    • 6 Raffles Boulevard, #B1-11,
      Marina Square Shopping Mall
      (Exit B, Esplanade MRT)
      Singapore 039594
    • +65 6227 8885
    • [email protected]
    • Mon-Fri: 10am – 7pm
      Sat: 10am – 5pm
      Sun & PH: by appointment only

    About NoFrills Dental

    We provide a comprehensive range of primary care dental services, as well as specialist services which are handled by our dedicated team of experienced dentists well supported by a team of capable clinical and administrative staff.

    NoFrills Dental is enabled by a diverse team of dental professionals dedicated to providing in-depth & high quality dental care

    Experienced Dental Team That You Can Trust

    NoFrills Dental aims to provide accessible, affordable and no-frills dental care for people of all ages in a clean and comfortable ambience.

    • Experienced Team of Dedicated Dentists
    • Global Franchise Network
    • Professional & Friendly Staff
    • Easily Accessible Locations
    • Affordable Treatments
    • Dental Services for Everyone
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    Partnered Programs & Insurance Plans

    We accept a range of dental policies covering individuals, families, & corporates. We have partnered with many dental insurance companies such as AIA, IHP, MHC, AON, Advantage Health Benefits, and more!

    NOFRILLS DENTAL
    “We are an established and reliable dental healthcare services provider in Singapore planning all our clinics to be strategically situated at convenient locations easily accessible by our patients.”
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    Our Clinical Team

    Dedicated Team of Experienced Dentists
    Dr Kenneth Siah

    Medical Director/Dental Surgeon

    Dr Joshua Chong

    Medical Director/Dental Surgeon

    Dr Bernice Tan

    Dental Surgeon

    Dr Li Kexin

    Dental Surgeon

    Dr Daneshkumar

    Medical Director/Dental Surgeon

    Why Choose NoFrills Dental?

    NoFrills Dental aims to provide accessible, affordable and no-frills dental care for people of all ages in a clean and comfortable ambience. We take great pride in delivering a holistic dental experience through our professional excellence, quality material and high standard of cleanliness.

    Experienced Team of Dedicated Dentists

    With over 15 years of experience in the dental industry, our team has established themselves as a providers of high-quality dental services.

    Professional & Friendly Staff

    NoFrills Dental prides itself on the high quality patient-care and professionalism of all our staff. We provide training opportunities to our staff to encourage both professional and personal growth.

    Easily Accessible Locations

    NoFrills Dental clinics are always strategically located at convenient locations

    Global Franchise Network

    We encourage dentists globally to join NoFrills Dental, the network that lets dentists be dentists.

    Dental Services for Everyone

    NoFrills Dental services are offered to everyone with different dental needs and budgets.

    Affordable Treatments

    NoFrills Dental provides highly affordable dental services in clean and comfortable environments.

    Our Clinics

    High-quality dental services provided within state-of-the-art facilities, provided by industry professionals at accessible locations in Singapore, at affordable prices.

    LET’S GET IN TOUCH

    Make an Enquiry with us today!

    Make your appointment here or ask us any questions, we will get back to you soonest.

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      Enquire With Us

      Fill up the form and we’ll get back to you shortly!

      Visit Us

      Pure Dental is a family dentistry practice located in Tampines and Toa Payoh.

      NoFrills Dental @ Suntec City

      • 3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-317
        Suntec City North Wing
        (Between Tower 1 & 2) (Lobby H)
        Singapore 038983
      • +65 6337 7319
      • sun[email protected]
      • Mon-Fri: 10am – 7pm
        Sat: 10am – 5pm
        Sun & PH: by appointment only

      NoFrills Dental @ Marina Square

      • 6 Raffles Boulevard, #B1-11,
        Marina Square Shopping Mall
        (Exit B, Esplanade MRT)
        Singapore 039594
      • +65 6227 8885
      • [email protected]
      • Mon-Fri: 10am – 7pm
        Sat: 10am – 5pm
        Sun & PH: by appointment only