General Dental checkup

We recommend a general dental checkup every 6 months to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. During the check-up, the dentist will check the surfaces or your teeth, as well as recommend taking dental X-rays (such as bitewings) to check for tooth decay or the presence of gum disease.

We will provide a treatment plan after a thorough checkup and diagnosis of your condition, and we frequently also educate our patients an individualised way of maintaining your oral hygiene.

The health of your oral cavity is closely linked to your general health. We encourage our patients to maintain the health of your teeth and gums to support good health and vitality,

Fluoride treatment


Dental fillings may be required as a consequence of dental decay or abrasion (tooth wear) from tooth brushing. At our clinic, we only use mercury-free, tooth coloured fillings to achieve a conservative and visually pleasing outcome.

Digital Dental Radiographs

Our digital radiography equipment enables us to capture a variety of radiographs, including 3D X rays (cone beam computed tomography), so that our clinicians can understand your unique situation at a deeper level, allowing us to plan the treatment that fits you the best.

Infection Control

We take very seriously the cleanliness and infection control of our clinic. We use freshly sterilised handpieces for every single patient whom we work on, in addition to the freshly sterilised instruments we use. At Joy Dental Centre, we treat every person as a member of our own family. That’s why we are uncompromising when it comes to safety and infection control.

Scaling and Polishing

Scaling and polishing is the process that removes bacteria that forms in the mouth. These bacteria form a film on the teeth surfaces and gums, also known as plaque. The plaque, if not removed, can absorb minerals from your saliva and harden, forming what is known as tartar or calculus. The build-up of bacteria is responsible for common dental diseases like dental decay and gum disease.

We use piezoelectric scalers and flavoured prophylaxis paste to ensure that the scaling and polishing procedure is gentle yet effective, giving you a pleasant experience during your routine dental visit.  

Common Questions on General Dental Procedures

Will frequent scaling and polishing damage my teeth?

The instruments we use during scaling and polishing are designed to only remove plaque and calculus, ensuring that your teeth are not damaged. Frequent cleaning does not damage your teeth at all.

How often should I have scaling and polishing done?

Generally, most people require scaling and polishing once every 6 months. The frequency depends on the individual’s needs which the dentist will advice after general dental check up.

Why is scaling and polishing necessary when I am already cleaning well at home?

The process removes hardened calculus that cannot be removed by simple tooth brushing at home. Good oral care maintenance at home is still important as it helps to prevent the formation of plaque, while scaling and polishing removes any calculus that has formed.