NEW ADHA STUDIES SHOW THAT POLISHING TEETH DURING CLEANING APPOINTMENT CAN CAUSE HARM
Recent studies by the ADHA (American Dental Hygienists’ Association) have shown that polishing can actually cause harm to tooth structure. Historically, polishing the teeth with a motorized polishing cup has been a routine part of the cleaning appointment at the dental office. It was believed to be important to have smooth, stain-free tooth surfaces in order to stop the buildup of new plaque. However, studies have proven that polishing has adverse affects to the tooth structure.
Our office believes in educating our patients with the latest dental information and providing the best in dental care. Therefore, our office follows the ADHA recommendations and will selectively polish after assessing each patient’s dental needs. Please feel free to ask our hygienists, any questions you have. Articles regarding this topic and many more are in our Dental News Update folder at the front desk.
We do believe that you have a choice in your treatment. Therefore, if you still choose to have polishing done during your cleaning appointment, we will happily polish your teeth. We want you to be satisfied with your treatment.