What is Not Known About Tooth Polish in Turkey?
What You Don't Know About Tooth Polish
Tooth Polish, is a procedure that removes rougher areas on the tooth surface to prevent the easy accumulation of bacterial plaque. Tooth polishing is also called polishing.
It is performed after scaling to remove some stains and smooth the tooth surface. In this way, all food-borne pigments are removed.
What is Tooth Polish?
Tooth polishing is a process that not only polishes the teeth but also removes stains, plaque and microorganisms from the outer surface of the teeth. Some people may confuse professional teeth cleaning with teeth polishing and think that they are the same thing. But the two procedures are not exactly the same.
Tooth polishing is usually the last procedure after teeth cleaning and whitening. The main advantage of teeth polishing over scaling (deep cleaning of the teeth) is that it is a painless procedure. In addition, patients get clean and smooth teeth instantly after the procedure.
The consumption of certain foods or certain substances, such as coffee, tea, wine or even tobacco, can cause unpleasant discoloration or stains on your teeth. Dental polishing helps to remove these stains and restore a smooth, shiny tooth surface.
Polishing also helps to prevent dental plaque from appearing too quickly, as well as bacterial build-up. It actually smoothens the surface of the teeth, which limits the absorption of tooth stains and the attachment of bacteria. Moreover, whatever technique your dentist uses, it is a completely painless treatment, especially when practiced regularly.
The obvious benefit of teeth polishing is a dazzling smile. However, the benefits of teeth polishing outweigh the aesthetic benefits.
What Does Tooth Polish Do?
Tooth polishing, also known as polishing, is a teeth whitening procedure performed after the removal of tartar, the hard deposits that form on the teeth and can cause major damage. Some of the benefits of this process are given below.
- Effectively removes stains from external sources such as food, drink, poor dental hygiene or smoking.
- Prevents the formation of plaque that causes tooth decay.
- It creates a smooth tooth surface, reducing the likelihood of plaque, tartar and stains.
- Removes external stains caused by smoking or poor oral hygiene.
- Increases the absorption of fluoride, a substance that strengthens tooth enamel.
- It improves the appearance of teeth and helps to regain self-confidence.
- Therapeutically, it can help prevent bacteria from forming on exposed roots.
Periodic polishing reduces plaque and tartar build-up as the tooth surface is smoother, which ultimately protects your tooth enamel. So plaque and tartar create bacteria that can cause tooth decay, bad breath, gum disease and even cardiovascular problems.
How is Tooth Polish (Polishing) Done?
There are two different methods of polishing that are commonly used. One method is to use a soft rubber brush on which the dentist applies a fine, coarse or moderately abrasive paste. The rotating tool rotates the brush and, when pressed against the tooth, helps to remove plaque and stains. The second method uses a jet of air and water with glycine or sodium bicarbonate to remove stains that are deeper or where teeth are more sensitive.
The polishing process can take from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the condition of the teeth. The procedure is performed in the dental office. Before starting the procedure, your dentist will perform a detailed check-up examination of your teeth. In addition, your teeth are professionally cleaned before polishing to remove plaque and tartar build-up.
Is Tooth Polish a Harmful Dental Procedure?
Professional dental cleaning is necessary to remove plaque and protect tooth and gum health. One of the most frequently asked questions is “Is tooth polishing harmful?”. Some dentists believe that tooth polishing offers no tangible health benefits and is not absolutely necessary.
What dental polishing can do is give your teeth a smooth and beautiful appearance. As with any other dental procedure, have your dentist examine your teeth and find out if polishing is recommended in your case. Every dental procedure can have side effects if not done correctly. For example, professional teeth cleaning can be too harsh and can damage the enamel and gums. Some of the side effects you may experience from teeth polishing depend on how the procedure is done and the condition of your gums and teeth.
If not done properly, polishing can remove the thin protective enamel and cause tooth sensitivity. Having a professional cleaning every six months is good for your gums and teeth. Just because you decide to do scaling doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to have teeth polishing. Remember that polishing can affect the thin layer of enamel that contains fluoride. Enamel regenerates over time, but still, if you have sensitive teeth or gums, you should think twice before deciding to have your teeth polished.
If you have inflammation in your gums, you should be treated first. Another thing to remember is that polishing compounds can cause allergic reactions, especially in people with respiratory problems and hypertension. Your dentist will definitely evaluate your current situation before recommending the polishing process.
Is Tooth Polish Useful in Removing Bad Breath?
Since plaque accumulation will be less after the polishing process, bad breath will be prevented and if the patient has bad breath, this will be minimized. If the fillings are amalgam, they should be polished after 24 hours, and if they are composite, that is, white fillings with radiation, they should be polished immediately. This tooth polishing process in the mouth is done with special polishing rubbers. No pain is felt.
Tooth brushing means that the patient polishes his/her own teeth. For the same purpose, it is very important for oral and dental health that the patient’s tooth surfaces are cleaned with circular movements and that this process is repeated regularly in the morning and evening, twice a day, 10 times in each region.
What Are The Possible Risks of Tooth Polishing?
It is not a dangerous technique if performed by a dentist. However, it is important to know that it is a treatment that cannot be applied to every patient. For example, it is not recommended for those with a high predisposition to caries pathologies, for those with calcifications and defects in the enamel, and finally for those with ongoing periodontal inflammation. For these patients, the contraindication concerns the risk of removing the superficial layer of enamel, which is rich in fluoride and minerals.
Tooth polishing can have potential risks. Improper use can lead to sensitization, damage enamel or cause allergic reactions. Therefore, it is important to consult with your dentist before dental varnish, follow instructions correctly and maintain regular dental care habits to protect your dental health.
How Often Should I Polish My Teeth at Home?
There are many home teeth polishing kits available for purchase. These usually contain baking soda or other types of abrasives for brushing the teeth. While it is generally safe to use baking soda to clean your teeth at home, it is not a good idea to try home polishing. You should use home dental polish products at intervals recommended by your dentist. Applying home tooth polish once or twice a week while brushing your teeth should be enough.
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