When it comes to looking after your teeth, you shouldn’t take any chances and endeavour to do the best you can. However, there are things that are beyond you, and this is where your dentist can fill in. Some people are lucky enough to have inherited really great teeth, so they will rarely have to have extra curriculum treatments to keep their teeth clean, like scaling and polishing at the dentists. Sometimes however, a dentist may do this anyway for peace of mind, but it isn’t always necessary if you do have a healthy demeanour in your mouth already though, for this type of treatment is best suited to those who are having problems such as tooth decay or gum disease. Scaling can give a clean below the gum line to ensure both teeth and gums are free of any infection. Polishing will help to ensure that there are no bacteria on the surfaces of the teeth either, as well as making your teeth look healthy and clean. Truth is, scaling and polishing is good for your teeth, but there is also the saying that ‘if it isn’t broke, then it doesn’t need fixing’. If you’d like to know more about how scaling and polishing can work for you, Clifton dental studio in Bristol serve the Swindon area and can answer all of your questions.