A scale and polish, also known as a clean or a hygienist appointment, is done to remove the bacteria build-up in your mouth.

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It removes bacteria in your mouth that your toothbrush cannot reach to reduce the risk of gum disease. 
Stage 1: An ultrasound scraper removes most of the plaque and tartar on your teeth.
Stage 2: The teeth are polished so they look bright and are smooth to prevent more bacteria from building up.

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