Scale and polish for your child

If you're looking for expert scale and polish treatment for your child in London, our friendly and highly experienced paediatric dental hygiene team can help.

Why choose our team

You will be pleased to know our team of three dental hygienists have over 28 years extensive oral hygiene experience, with a particular emphasis on improving children's oral health.

Our team includes Petra Foster (GDC No: 104306) who has over 13 years dentistry experience and has been with Toothbeary since 2011.

The scale and polish process

Once your child has finished at the Toothbrushing School and learnt how best to keep their teeth clean and gums healthy, they will have a scale and polish. Prior to this we show the child all equipment, explain how it all works and what it does, then they choose a flavoured polish.

Once the child is feeling comfortable and relaxed, we will begin the clean. We mainly use handscales or sometimes an ultrasonic scaler to remove microbial plaque, calculus and extrinsic staining that is present in the mouth. The teeth will then be polished with flavoured paste and a little brush to create a smooth, shiny, bacteria-free tooth surface.

Finally, a topical fluoride varnish is applied to the teeth to help to keep the enamel strong and resistant to caries. It is beneficial for children to have a regular scale and polish to aid with prevention of caries and gum inflammation.

It is also important for young or nervous children to have a regular scale and polish so that they can become acclimatised to the dental environment and familiar with equipment.

Find out more

To find out more about our children's scale and polish treatments or make an appointment, please call us on 020 8831 6870 or see our contact details.

Dental hygiene and tooth brushing school review via Google My Business

"Great children’s dentist! My three kids love coming. As dental hygiene became something completely natural to them, due to our regular visits and the ‘tooth brushing school’, their teeth are in an excellent condition. Thanks Toothbeary Team!"

Susanne Manthey


Diet Toothbeary Richmond