Why do we polish? Part Two.

Thomas Larson

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What does polishing oral hard tissues and restorations accomplish? The two parts of this review will describe the effect of polishing on various restorative materials and teeth; the development of biofilm and adherence of plaque to teeth and restorations; the effects of unpolished versus polished surfaces on gingival health and longevity of restoration; and techniques for polishing various restorative materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalNorthwest dentistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2011


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