Scaling and polishing are two of the most common and vital procedures meant for prophylaxis (or prevention of disease). It is usually suggested to brush at least three times a day or after every meal to avoid damage. However, there are cases where plaque and tartar still occur. This happens because the mouth and the teeth have bacterial film. The saliva contains calcium, which is required by the teeth to keep them strong and healthy. The food we eat, converted into starch or sugar, which then combines with bacteria. As this cycle continues, the teeth are exposed to a more acidic environment, which can cause stains and damage to the enamel and even the roots. Therefore, it is significant, to do regular brushing is complemented along with thorough dental cleaning such as scaling and polishing.


Scaling is a dental process that comprises removing the calculus collect or stains on the teeth.
On the other hand, Polishing is a process of smoothening the teeth as scaling can make them rough.