This involves generalized cleaning of the teeth. This procedure involves removal of hard tartar on the teeth that cannot be removed by following normal brushing technique. It also removes plaque and other food deposits which can further lead to dental caries. Various stains of tobacco and drinks related such as coffee, tea stains are also removed. This procedure of getting teeth cleaned should be followed in every six months. In complicated cases where in scaling is required below the gums is referred as root planing which may require a local anesthesia.