Scale & Polish

Your hygienist removes stubborn tartar with special dental tools.

As a PRSI payer, you maybe entitled for scale and polish for FREE or Scale and Polish with Laser teeth whitening for additional 50€

You brush and floss at home after every meal. You use a quality mouth rinse. And you keep up with your routine check-up’s. These types of oral health care steps can go a long way to helping you keep your mouth clean and healthy.

An appointment with a dental hygienist can take your good oral hygiene just one extra step further. Good oral hygiene involves treating the whole mouth for any of the dental complications that may arise. 

Brushing and flossing will remove plaque from your teeth, but they cannot remove the stuck-on tartar that forms both above and below the gum line. Your dental hygienist uses specialised dental tools to remove that stubborn tartar.

Signs that indicate the need for teeth scaling and polishing

Five tips to maintain good oral hygiene and take care of your teeth and mouth

Frequently asked questions

Teeth scaling and polishing procedures typically range from 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the extent of tartar buildup and individual dental needs.

While some individuals may experience temporary tooth sensitivity following the procedure, it is generally mild and subsides within a few days. Your dentist can recommend desensitizing toothpaste or other measures to alleviate any discomfort.

The frequency of teeth scaling and polishing depends on individual oral health needs. In general, it is recommended to undergo the procedure every six months to one year, but your dentist will determine the ideal interval based on your specific condition.

When you have an appointment with a dental hygienist you can look at it as being a deep clean for your teeth and your gums. Tooth decay is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in Ireland. Working with your dentist and your dental hygienist you’ll be able to keep your teeth and gums healthy between full check-up’s.

During a dental hygienic  treatment, you’ll get a scale and polish. What this means is that any built-up tartar on your teeth will be removed.
This build up cannot be removed easily with brushing and flossing alone.  Scaling removes it from above the gum line and also from below the gum line. Polishing is used to remove superficial discoloration and also making sure that the tooth surface is nice and smooth. Your dental hygienist will polish each of your teeth so that they are clean and looking their best.

It can be tempting to skip your appointments with your dental hygienist and pursue other cleaning options. This is not advisable for a number of reasons. Brushing and flossing are a very important part of your good oral hygiene, but they cannot remove that stuck on tartar that can lead to decay and further infection in your gums.

  • Remove surface stains
  • Reduce the potential
  • Clean teeth
  • Clean gums
  • Remove plaque from teeth

There may be over-the-counter solutions for cleaning teeth but it’s important to remember that your in-office appointment also gives your dentist the opportunity to gauge your overall oral health prior to your cleaning.

Reviews and Testimonials

Lynn
Lynn
14/02/2024
Brilliant experience. Talked me through everything and was kind to me because I was nervous. It was a very clean and professional Dentist. I had a great cleaning and will be back again
Suzanne Obrien
Suzanne Obrien
13/02/2024
I've only ever had positive experiences at Denticaredublin, and I'm someone who loathes dental visits. Dr Nikolett is particularly impressive, as professional a dentist as you could find. Probably the best I have come across. Definitely a dental clinic I can wholly and thoroughly recommend.
Eoin Roche
Eoin Roche
13/02/2024
Great treatment by Julia and team
giuseppe avella
giuseppe avella
09/02/2024
This was my first time at Denticare. While in December I was not able to easily book an appointment (I guess everyone wanted to show their white pearls at their best for the Christmas parties), now in February I got an appointment quickly. The place is really easy to find, just be careful, once inside you need to go upstairs! Everyone here is really friendly and professional. I had the scale and polish with the teeth whitening. Very precise clean up of my teeths, I can't remember her name but she took such a good care of me, while being so kind. The whitening treatment was really gentle on my gums, no irritation at all. However, was enough to show a good difference! Overall I am satisfied with the service they provided and I can totally reccomand this practice :)
Jessica Govan
Jessica Govan
31/01/2024
Excellent service as always
Layanne Naves
Layanne Naves
31/01/2024
Amazing experienced higyenist, great customer service!
Sinead County
Sinead County
29/01/2024
So kind and professional so happy with scale and and whiten.
chris andrews
chris andrews
29/01/2024
Very very helpful and professional. Great to communicate. Warm and friendly. Chris
Saanne Santana
Saanne Santana
25/01/2024
Incredible! Best clinic in Ireland! From reception to the dentist! Highly recommend!

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