It takes around 15-20 minutes per sitting. Usually no more than 2-3 sittings are required.
Most children and adults should see their dentist for a regular cleaning and check up every six months.
No. Professional cleaning does not harm the tooth structure.
Polishing is done after cleaning to make the tooth surface smooth.
Professional scaling involves the use of an ultrasonic scaler that removes bacterial plaque and tartar/calculus from the tooth surface.
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.