After cleaning the dental plaque and the tartar, a rough tooth surface remains. It is vital to polish the surfaces to which the tartar was attached in the same or the next visit to the dentist. This is because the rough surface leads to a much faster build-up of plaque and tartar. Polishing results in fine smoothing of the tooth surfaces and reduces the build-up of tartar.
Polishing may be performed in two ways – with appropriate rubber cups, bristle brushes and abrasive pastes or by using a polishing soda and Air-Flow.
When polishing with abrasive paste, bristle brushes and rubber cups with different hardness, size and shape are used, which are placed in the hand-piece and the tooth surfaces, previously coated with polishing paste, are polished using rotating movements.
Polishing of the teeth with Air-Flow.
Air-Flow is a dental apparatus, which uses soda and water under pressure to form a flow. It is directed at an angle of 45 degrees relative to the teeth and cleans and polishes the tooth surfaces. The patient receives a beautiful and radiant smile. Lasting effect and healthy and clean teeth are ensured with good oral hygiene and regular check-ups.