What is the Difference Between Brushing and Polishing Your Teeth?
Posted on 9/30/2019 by Louis Taglia Jr. DDS
Brushing and polishing are two different things that our dental hygienist is able to do. There is a difference with each one of them.
Knowing the difference will provide you with more information regarding which they are doing and why they need to do it at our office. Allow us to provide the cleanings you need, while taking care of the hygiene of your teeth for a better, healthier smile overall.
The Difference Between Polishing and Brushing
There are a number of differences between polishing and brushing, and our hygienists will provide both of these to those that come in for cleanings. Having them done is part of the cleanings that we provide here in our office and ensure that every patient gets them.
Brushing your teeth is just like how you'd brush them at home. You want to ensure that you are getting the brushing needed by someone else. Since they can see in the mouth better, they are able to brush the different areas inside the mouth. The brushing is done with an electric brush that goes over the different areas inside the mouth, as well as the gum line.
Polishing the teeth is different from brushing because it buffs and shines the teeth. It provides a cleaner, more protective coating over the outside of the teeth while removing any plaque or build up that the brushing may have missed. This is highly recommended to be completed by our hygienists after having the rest of the cleaning done.
Speak with our office today to schedule a time to have us schedule a time for you to come in and get the help needed. We can ensure you're getting the smile you want and need, but also ensuring that you know what our hygienists are doing. Call us today to learn more.