Professional Tooth Polishing
As an adult, you are undoubtedly familiar with the concept of tooth polishing: the dentist or dental hygienist polishes your teeth with a small, mechanized rubber cup that contains agritty polishing compound. The taste is usually pleasant and the experience is not uncomfortable. After tooth polishing, your teeth have a smooth, slick feeling and a bit more shine to them than before tooth polishing was performed.
The Purpose of Tooth Polishing
Tooth polishing smoothes the tooth surface, which makes it more difficult for plaque to adhere. It also eliminates surface stains from certain dark-colored juices like grape juice, and other spots on the teeth, such as iron stains.
Dr. Kherani, our Manhattan pediatric dentist, performs tooth polishing as needed during your child's six-month visits.
If your child needs the services of a downtown NYC pediatric dentist for routine care, trauma or tooth extraction, please call us at 212-267-0029 to schedule your child's appointment.