Scaling & Polishing

Maintain great oral health with regular scaling and polishing

A professional tooth cleaning is often referred to as prophylaxis. It’s a Greek word meaning ‘to prevent beforehand.’ In the realm of dentistry, it’s helping to prevent gum disease.


Professional cleanings involve removing plaque and tartar that have built up on the teeth over time. If the build-up continues to accumulate on the teeth, bacteria will settle next to the gums causing them to become inflamed or infected, leading to gum disease.


We polish the teeth so that the surfaces are clean and smooth and bacteria are unable to stick to them. The dentist will use water, a variety of specialized tools, and vibrations to loosen the plaque and tartar so that they can be removed from both on and between the teeth.


Professional cleanings also give our dentists a chance to really look at your teeth. We will do a thorough examination to make sure that you don’t have any other problems that need to be addressed. We are hoping to catch any little problems before they become bigger ones!

woman flossing after scaling and polishing session
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FAQ – Scaling And Polishing

How long does a scaling and polishing session take?

You should expect a scaling and polishing session to take around 30 minutes, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar build-up.

How often should I get my scaling and polishing done?

We recommend getting your teeth cleaned every 4 to 6 months. Our dentists will be able to better advise upon your visit.

What are some signs I require scaling and polishing done more frequently?

If you experience gum pain or sensitivity while eating or brushing. Gum bleeding is also another thing to look out for.

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Contact Information

Aloha Dental


14 Scotts Road, #04-125, Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
(Next to Grand Hyatt Hotel)

Phone:  (65) 6733 2268  |   (65) 6738 2268

Fax: (65) 6737 2268


Business Hours
Monday-Friday: 9.00a.m. – 6.00p.m.

Sat: 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m.

Sun: 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. (Usually 1st Sunday of the month)

Public Holiday: Closed