Scaling & Polishing
Sometimes brushing your teeth daily might not enough to maintain clean and bright teeth. At Zero Cavity we can help you achieve good oral hygiene by using scaling and polishing treatment.
I have good oral hygiene routine, do I need to get my teeth cleaned professionally?
Despite brushing regularly and maintaining good oral hygiene, the toothbrush is unable to reach all the nooks of the teeth. In these areas, hard deposits called calculus are formed. Calculus is the main cause of gum diseases. Also, professional cleaning helps to maintain gum health.
How often can I get scaling and polishing done?
You must visit the dentist at least every six months. This adds up to two visits per year which are enough for a dentist to identify teeth or gum problems and rectify them ASAP.
What should I expect during my visit?
Once you visit Zero Cavity our dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to understand the extent of damage, then proceed with Scaling & Polishing
Scaling - Our Dentist will be cleaning your teeth thoroughly by remove all plaque, tartar, and stains from teeth. Specialized cleaning instruments are used to gently break down the plaque or tartar deposits without causing damage to the soft gums. These instruments use ultrasonic vibration to loosen and fragment the hard deposits sticking to the teeth surface. Water is sprayed to wash away the debris.
Polishing - Once complete elimination of tartar deposits is achieved, special pastes are applied to the tooth surfaces and polished with rubber cups and polishing brushes attached to a hand piece. Polishing helps to remove superficial stains and render the surface smooth which also prevents debris from attaching to the teeth afterwards.
Once the treatment is done, you will be taught how to properly brush your teeth to keep your breath fresh and avoid any dental problems.
Does scaling & polishing hurt?
Teeth cleaning procedure involves the removal of plaque and tartar, which are layers of germs adhering to the surface of the teeth. There will be absolutely no digging, excavating or drilling of teeth or surrounding structures. You may feel a bit of sensitivity, let your dentist know and he/she will take care of it.
Will scaling & polishing cause me to have sensitivity issues?
No, you might feel a bit of sensitivity for a few days after scaling & polishing. But it won’t cause long term sensitivity issues.
Will scaling harm my teeth?
There is a myth that cleaning teeth cause thinning of teeth or it harms the enamel of teeth or it causes teeth to become mobile. These beliefs are unfounded and not true. Teeth cleaning treatment is a preventive procedure and does not harm teeth in any way.