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Is scaling and polishing painful?

The procedure is usually not painful, though some patients might experience minor discomfort or sensitivity during scaling, especially if they have sensitive teeth or gum disease.

How often should I get scaling and polishing done?

It is generally recommended to undergo scaling and polishing every six months as part of your regular dental check-up. However, your dentist may suggest a different schedule based on your individual oral health needs.

Can scaling and polishing whiten my teeth?

While scaling and polishing can remove some surface stains, it is not a teeth whitening procedure. Professional teeth whitening treatments are available separately if you're looking to brighten your smile.

Can scaling and polishing damage the enamel?

When performed by a trained dental professional, scaling and polishing should not damage the enamel. In fact, it helps to remove harmful plaque and tartar, promoting overall dental health.

How long does the procedure take?

The duration of the procedure depends on the extent of cleaning needed and the condition of your teeth. Typically, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

Can I eat immediately after scaling and polishing?

You can eat and drink after the procedure, but it's advisable to wait for some time to allow any sensitivity or mild irritation to subside.


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