Teeth cleaning ( Dental Scaling and Polishing )

Oral plaque (oral biofilm) is the colonization of bacteria on top of film attached to the teeth. It develops naturally on the teeth which can be seen as pale yellow film. If it is not removed properly by tooth brushing, it will transform into tartar which cannot be removed by patients. If left untreated, it will cause gingivitis

Tartar can cause the following problems:

  1. Halitosis
  2. Gum recession which can lead to sensitivity
  3. Gum swelling and redness which can cause bleeding when tooth brushing
  4. Esthetic problem
  5. If left untreated, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis. Patients will experience toothache, teeth

Treatment time

Duration of scaling and polishing is up to the amount of tartar. Normally it will take around 30 minutes to one hour.

The Ivory Dental Clinic determines to provide prompt services so every patient gets the fast response and efficient treatment.


    A:Most will start by asking you a few general health questions and enquire whether you have experienced any dental problems or pain. Your dentist should then carry out a full dental examination of the soft tissue lining of your mouth, teeth and gums.
    A:The dentist will give you advice about how to care for your child’s early teeth. As your child gets older, he or she should have dental checkups as often as the dentist advises. Most dentists recommend a dental visit every six months to help prevent cavities and other problems.
    A:Every 6 months to remove tartar accumulation, which can develop to more serious condition. Additional to cleaning, patient will receive a check up to maintain good oral health condition and enhance oral hygiene instruction.
    At the ivory dental clinic, we have “Air flow” machine which can thoroughly remove stubborn stains. The patients can be ensured that you will leave the clinic with a fresh clean smile! Your teeth will also be cleaned at your visit. Brushing and flossing help clean the plaque from your teeth, but you can’t remove tartar at home. During the cleaning, your dental professional will use special tools to remove tartar. This is called scaling.
    A:Be sure to take care of your teeth and gums between regular dental visits. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but you can manage it by brushing and flossing regularly. Here are some tips for good oral care at home.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
  • Floss daily.
    A: Silver amalgam fillings can last from 10 to 15 years before they need to be replaced. Composite resin fillings don’t last as long. You may need to replace them every five to seven years.