Some people can confuse teeth cleaning with teeth polishing and consider the two to be one and the same. There is a fine line of difference and, if you ask a professional dentist what is dental polishing you are likely to receive a more precise answer. The simple answer is that it is a finishing procedure, usually applied after teeth cleaning and whitening procedures. Polishing is also used to remove surface stains and sometimes after dental surgery in order to remove bacteria. A standard procedure makes use of a small rubber cup and polishing paste in fine, medium or coarse grade. An alternative is to use air and water jet along with a fine abrasive to polish teeth.
We ignore our oral health until we have pain but actually it is an area which needs to be healthy as it is an area harbouring millions of microorganisms.
It is advisable to get a cleaning and oral check up once a year.