Routine dental polishing for oral health
Record ID 32018005338
Authors' objectives: What is the clinical effectiveness of routine dental polishing for the maintenance of oral health in adults and children? What is the cost-effectiveness of routine dental polishing for the maintenance of oral health in adults and children? What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of routine dental polishing for the maintenance of oral health in adults and children?
Authors' results and conclusions: Professional dental care is important to help maintain oral health. Routine dental cleaning usually includes both scaling and polishing. Scaling is the removal of plaque and tartar from the crown and root surfaces of teeth. Polishing is the removal of residual plaque and external stains from the teeth. To support decisions about the optimal components for professional dental cleaning, it is important to understand the potential benefits and harms of routine dental polishing when compared to no routine dental polishing.
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: https://www.cadth.ca/routine-dental-polishing-oral-health
Year Published: 2023
URL for published report: https://www.cadth.ca/routine-dental-polishing-oral-health
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Rapid Review
- Dental Care
- Dental Polishing
- Oral Health
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