Tooth polishing is a dental procedure that leaves your tooth enamel glossy and smooth. At many dental offices, it’s a standard part of a routine cleaning appointment.
Tooth polishing doesn’t just have a cosmetic benefit for your teeth. This procedure, when paired with dental scaling, can freshen your breath and help you avoid tooth decay.
We spoke to a dentist to find out:
- if tooth polishing is important for oral health
- how often you should have your teeth polished
- how much this procedure costs
- whether or not you should try to polish your own teeth at home