With dental power tools and a soft rubber cup the tooth is polished with special paste removing stain to create a smooth tooth surface.
In addition to helping you maintain good oral healthcare, a simple cleaning makes your mouth feel really fresh. Fresh breath can also be achieved with a simple clean. The professional polishing of your teeth removes bacterial plaque, tartar, and stain from the tooth surface above the gum line. This standard of good dental hygiene and preventive dentistry called prophylaxis is typically included as a covered benefit with dental insurance along with scaling (removal of hard deposits from the teeth above the gums).