Tooth Polishing Precautions
If you have gum recession and exposure of the cementum, your dental professional may recommend using an extra-fine polishing paste to reduce the chance of causing further sensitivity. If a patient has oral issues like tooth sensitivity, untreated cavities, exposed dentin or roots, or diseased or receding gums, they should be treated before the teeth are scaled and polished.
Although tooth polishing isn't an essential dental treatment, it can help patients feel confident about the look of their teeth and encourage good oral care habits. If your teeth have surface stains, speak to your dentist about whether polishing would improve their appearance.