Because after scaling, it is believed that the cavitation of the ultrasonic scaler can lead to corrosion of the tooth surface, and a surface with a size of 0.66mm appears.
Therefore, after scaling, the surface of the teeth is not smooth, and there are often leftover pigments and small calculus that are difficult to distinguish with the naked eye. Under the catalysis of calcium salts in saliva, the calculus will be deposited faster than before. Therefore, it is necessary to use a soft polisher dipped in polishing paste to polish the tooth surface at a slow speed to remove scratches, so that the tooth surface is smooth and scratch-free, and plaque is not easy to accumulate.
Irregular supragingival scaling usually only does the preliminary cleaning work, and omits the step of polishing the tooth surface. In this way, the plaque is very easy to re-form, and the lack of polishing after scaling is one of the main reasons why patients often complain that the more they clean their teeth, the easier it is to form calculus.
For those with severe inflammation, scaling and polishing can be performed in stages.
Which tools are used for tooth polishing?
Dental prophy brush
Dental prophy brush is mainly used for polishing teeth. Different tooth positions are polished with different polishing brushes. After polishing, the teeth become white and flawless, and at the same time reduce the infection of some bacteria on the teeth, and play a role in protecting the teeth.
There are many types of dental prophy brushes: flat type, pointed type, keyhole type and thread-type dental polishing brushes.
The metal handle of the dental polishing brush is made of pure copper, the surface is nickel-plated, and the brush wire is white or transparent nylon or bristle wire (white bristle and black bristle), which can withstand high temperatures of 200 degrees.
Dental prophy cup
The plastic part of the dental prophy cup is made of silicone or synthetic butyl rubber, which can withstand high temperatures of 200 degrees. There are 4 teeth or 6 teeth to choose from. The metal handle is made of pure copper, the surface is nickel-plated, and the pin-type metal handle can be connected to the low-speed contra angle.
When polishing, place the dental prophy cup on the low speed handpiece, dip it in polishing paste or other polishing agent on the tooth surface, apply slight pressure to make the thin edge of the rubber cup protrude into the gum, half step on the pedal, and rotate at low speed, imbricated forward, polished tooth surface.
Dental prophy angle
There are 2 colors: blue and purple. The color is mainly to distinguish the hardness of silica gel. Blue: hardness 48 degrees; purple: hardness 40 degrees; purple is softer than blue, customers can buy according to their own requirements!
The dental prophy angle are made of nylon and silicone, and the polishing head that contacts the teeth is made of silicone, which will not cause allergies or other side effects.
AZDENT offer White Nylon Bowl Shape and Colorful Nylon Flat Type.
There are also polishing pastes that can also be used to polish teeth.