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Quinten asked in HealthDental · 1 month ago

dental cleaning, polisher?

I had a cleaning today and the hygienist polished some bottom teeth that were stained. I didn't really want them polished cause I don't care about stains. The teeth that were polished I could feel hurt a little. Now one is sensitive to cold and I noticed they look a little more worn down. I couldn't tell hygienist to stop cause obviously how could I. Am I being paranoid or could some of my tooth have come down from that.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Tooth polishing is a simple procedure that dentists pair with tooth scaling during your biannual cleaning and exam. When paired with tooth scaling, tooth polishing can result in smooth, white — and bacteria free — teeth. Dentists don't generally recommend trying to polish your own teeth with OTC tooth polishing kits.

  • 1 month ago

    The polish is only slightly more abrasive than toothpaste,  it doesn't file your teeth down. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They removed the build up of tartar not any of your tooth. Yes it will feel sensitive for a while, it's lost it's winter coating.

    Source(s): I worked for a U.K. Dentist.
  • 1 month ago

    Your teeth were not ground-down from that.

    It's a little rubber bit not a grinder.

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  • 1 month ago

    my teeth always hurt and are more sensitive after the dentist...well they are diggin in your gums..its natural...actually this does not happen anymore because i learned how to brush my teeth better...plus i got a microbristle toothbrush...i highly reccommend one..super cheap too

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