The removal of the soft (plaque) and hard (tarter) deposits from the teeth, both above and below the gum line is called scaling. We do scaling with piezo scaler and hand instruments. If the plaque and tartar is left untreated it can cause Gingivitis and can lead to Irreversible Periodontitis, which can further lead to tooth loss. The removal of plaque and calculus, and ultimately bacteria, is the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Dental polishing, also known as Prophylaxis, is done to remove any stains that teeth gather from food we eat or drink. Selective coronal polishing is done as per clients that need to remove extrinsic stains. The purpose of dental polishing is to leave the surfaces of teeth clean so that bacteria is unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping your teeth clean during your regular home care.