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Do I have to get my teeth polished? Ask a Dentist.

Q:For me, the worst part of visiting the dentist is the gritty taste and texture of the polish. I dread it every time. Do I have to get my teeth polished?A:You don’t have to get your teeth polished, but we highly recommend you do! The reason we polish your teeth is to make it difficult for plaque to accumulate on the surface of your teeth. This is because the prophy paste contains fluoride, which makes teeth resistant to plaque and decay.This means less chance for cavities, infections and diseases. The polishing is also what makes your teeth feel smooth and sometimes tingly after a cleaning, which is very refreshing for your mouth.Book your next appointment here.