It is always great to visit your dentist/hygienist in central Leeds for treatment that will compliment everything you have been doing at home to maintain your oral health. One of the treatments you will receive when you go is a scale and polish; this is designed to cover the bases you may have missed and to clean up the surfaces of your teeth. Plaque is an ongoing issue in your mouth and if it gets out of hand, it can lead to a build up of tartar around the teeth and if not removed, you may well find yourself in the dark world of gum disease. Scaling the teeth can remove all of this and also clean below the gum-line- places you simply can’t get to yourself; this will help to reduce infection and disease in the future and keep your teeth clean and fresh. Polishing is generally for cosmetic reasons, though it is useful for removing bacteria from the surfaces of the teeth and enhancing the strength of the enamel covering your teeth. Both are a painless operation and once you have them done, they will leave your teeth and gums feeling fresh, healthy and rejuvenated.