Dental scaling and polishing is a common dental procedure that is performed to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and gums. It involves the use of specialized dental tools to carefully remove the plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces, including below the gum line. Once the scaling is complete, the dentist will then proceed with polishing the teeth to remove any surface stains and to create a smooth and polished surface. This procedure helps to maintain oral health, prevent gum disease, and keep the teeth looking clean and bright.