What is Professional Teeth Cleaning?
Professional scaling involves the use of an Ultrasonic Scaler that scrapes off the bacterial plaque and tartar on the tooth surface. Polishing is done after this cleaning to smoothen the tooth surface.
Is Cleaning Harmful?
No, professional cleaning does not harm the tooth structure. Some people can experience temporary sensitivity or bleeding from the gums immediately after a professional cleaning but there will be nothing else to worry about.
Will my Teeth loosen up after a cleaning?
Definitely not. The Teeth will not loosen up after cleaning them.
Sometimes excessive accumulation of tartar will hold the teeth in place. On removing the tartar, the teeth may feel loose, but this is actually due to progression of a gum disease.
How Often Should I See the Dentist for Cleaning?
Both children and adults should visit their dentist for teeth cleaning and a general check up every six months. People with a greater risk for oral diseases should go for dental check ups more than twice a year. Tobacco and alcohol use, diabetes, pregnancy, periodontal and gum disease, poor oral hygiene and other particular medical conditions are some of the many factors that your dentist takes into consideration when deciding how often you need your dental cleaning and check up.
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