Polishing / Fluoride
More About Polishing / Fluoride
Polishing and fluoride treatment are two common components of a routine dental check-up aimed at maintaining optimal oral health. Polishing is typically performed following a dental cleaning or scaling procedure. Using a specialized handheld tool with a rubber cup and a mildly abrasive paste, the dental hygienist polishes the teeth to remove any remaining plaque or stains, resulting in a smooth and shiny tooth surface. This process not only enhances the appearance of your teeth but also makes it more difficult for plaque to accumulate.
Following polishing, a fluoride treatment is often administered. Fluoride is a natural mineral that plays a crucial role in tooth decay prevention. During a fluoride treatment, a high-concentration fluoride gel, foam, or varnish is applied to the teeth. This strengthens the enamel, making your teeth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth, thereby preventing tooth decay. These treatments combined contribute to maintaining a healthy and radiant smile.
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Our patient-first approach begins with a warm welcome from our friendly staff, who take the time to understand each patient's concerns, expectations, and dental history. This information helps our dental team to develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve a healthy and confident smile.
At Austin Dental Group in Coquitlam, BC, patients can expect to receive exceptional dental care from our team of highly skilled and compassionate professionals. The staff, led by the accomplished Dr. Ellen Koo, are dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.
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