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Polishing

Polishing 

 

Polish those pearly whites to have a brighter smile. This procedure increases your aesthetic smile to remove the outward stains and corrosion. Using an abrasive polishing compound and small rubber cup.

Tooth polishing is a procedure carried out as a part of oral prophylaxis in most dental clinics. It is a step of smoothening the tooth surfaces to make it shiny and lustrous. Although the term polishing has been used to describe the professional removal of soft stains from the tooth surfaces, in reality, this includes both cleaning and polishing.

Healthy teeth and gums make a person feel confident. As people go about their day and with different eating and drinking habits, the tooth enamel turns dark and yellowish or gets stained. Polishing traditionally has been associated with the prophylaxis procedure in most dental practices, which patients know and expect.

Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins on the end. Prophylaxis (prophy) paste – a special gritty toothpaste-like material – is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on your teeth to make them smooth.

Is this procedure painful?

Most people find that cleanings are completely painfree, and find the sensations described above – tickling vibrations, the cooling mist of water, and the feeling of pressure during “scraping” – do not cause them discomfort. In fact, most people tell us that they enjoy cleanings and the lovely smooth feel of their teeth afterwards

If you do find that the procedure is causing you any discomfort, be sure to let us know. Painful cleaning experiences can be caused by exposed dentine (not dangerous), or sore gum tissues.