Scaling and polishing help to keep your teeth and gums away from plaque and tartar. It helps in removal of plaque and tartar whereas polishing helps in removing tough stains and remaining plaque. It makes the teeth smooth and shiny and protects them from further plaque attacks. Dental scaling and polishing are generally recommended once in every six-month depending on an individual’s oral condition. Oral infections and diseases spread from the mouth and affect the overall health of the individual. Therefore, it is important to mainta in good oral hygiene.