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Scaling/Polishing

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How long does it take?

It takes around 15-20 minutes per sitting. Usually no more than 2-3 sittings are required.

How often should I see the dentist for cleaning?

Most children and adults should see their dentist for a regular cleaning and check up every six months.

Is cleaning harmful?

No. Professional cleaning does not harm the tooth structure.

What is polishing?

Polishing is done after cleaning to make the tooth surface smooth.

What is professional teeth cleaning?

Professional scaling involves the use of an ultrasonic scaler that removes bacterial plaque and tartar/calculus from the tooth surface.

Why should I get my teeth cleaned?

  • Deposits of tartar/calculus or plaque on your teeth, gums.
  • Bleeding from gums.
  • Bad breath.
  • These are the reasons for getting your teeth cleaned.

Will my teeth become loose after a cleaning?

NO. Teeth do not become loose after a cleaning.

Sometimes excessive accumulation of tartar/calculus itself holds the tooth in place. Upon removal of the tartar/calculus, teeth may feel loose, but this is actually due to loss of gum/bone.