There is nothing wrong with polishing after bleaching. Your dentist may have a polishing paste that contains oils that could interfere with bleaching. Any polishing paste that is not free of oils should be delayed until after the bleach process. In my office we often polish if needed with oil free pumice before applying peroxide and sometimes polish with a teeth hardening mineral paste after the bleaching treatment is completed.
My dentist polished my teeth after the bleaching. Is that normal procedure?
Doctor Answers 2
Bleaching and Polishing
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.