Independent Registered Dental Hygienist Melissa strongly believes that the removal of bacteria from the tooth surface and underneath the gum line is extremely important for maintaining optimal oral health and total body wellness. At Life Long Smiles, we offer personalized scaling and polishing for both adults and children. Teeth cleanings are based on 15 minute intervals and vary from person to person. The amount of time required for a teeth cleaning is assessed on an individual basis. Selective polishing is performed using an organic, all natural, fluoride-free, non toxic paste which helps to remove stains on the teeth as the need permits.