By: Smileway Dental

Scaling is the removal of hardened plaque known as tartar. Plaque develops when food debris is not cleaned thoroughly, causing bacteria accumulation. This will hardened over time because of calcium ions present in the saliva.

Scaling is highly effective in treating gum inflammation, commonly presented with bleeding gums due to accumulation of plaque and tartar. This treatment also can prevent gum disease that can lead to major dental problems. Some benefit of this treatment includes:

  1. Stops gum disease
  • Scaling can help get your gum health back on track.
  • Effective at treating gum disease.
  1. Prevents tooth loss
  • Prolong period of plaque and tartar accumulation on gums will cause gum disease. This is due to the bad effect of bacteria which destroys the gums and bone surrounding teeth. Large and deep spaces occur between the teeth and gums, which can lead to tooth loss.
  • Scaling can stop tooth loss due to gum disease.
  1. Prevent tooth decay
  • Scaling removes plaque and tartar build up, preventing tooth decay and periodontal pockets.
  1. Can eliminate bad breath associated with gum disease
  • Gum disease and other oral health problems, like tooth decay can cause chronic bad breath.
  • Scaling can help improve bad breath caused by plaque and tartar.


These are some of the steps you can take to have a stronger and healthier tooth. After all, we all want to make sure we are problem free and we can enjoy our life and food for many years. In Smileway Dental Clinic USJ and Smileway Dental Clinic Setapak we take care of your smile because we believe in “Creating Smiles That Matters” in your life. Take care everyone.


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Stella Yeap
Stella Yeap
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Siew Jing Loh
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Malcolm Elliott
Malcolm Elliott
After 25 years of trying to find a good dentist in KL have finally found one that is well equiped, knowledgable, skilled and good value. Lovely staff. The only downside is the parking but if you park ay MainPlace and walk across then it’s easy. Update 2022…I am still using this excellent dentist as they remain the best I have experienced over the past 26 years… Dentists, nurses, reception and equipment all top notch… Highly recommended.
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Valerie Choong
Valerie Choong
Highly recommend Dr Edwin! He is a very patient and gentle. Tip top service.
Mc Tech Solutions
Mc Tech Solutions
Calm & Done, Smileway have My 5Star
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Mohammad Fazri Mohd Fatimi –
Friendly staff and Dr. Edwin Kok was very gentle when doing the treatment. Highly recommended!!!

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