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polishing

 [pol´ish-ing]
creation of a smooth and glossy finish on a surface, as of a tooth or denture.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pol·ish·ing

(pol'ish-ing),
In dentistry, the act or process of making a restoration smooth and glossy.
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pol·ish·ing

(pol'ish-ing)
In dentistry, the act or process of making a restoration smooth and glossy.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

polishing 

The final stage in the surfacing process in which the lens is made smooth and provides regular (instead of random) transmission and specular (instead of diffuse) reflection. It is accomplished by rubbing the lens to and fro over a tool covered with felt cloth or plastic sheet or with pitch (which produces the best results) sprayed with water containing finely powdered cerium oxide or rouge. The curvatures of the lens remain unaltered in this procedure. Polishing of spectacle frames is referred to as buffing or mop polishing or barreling (if the polishing is done using a drum). See cerium oxide; rouge; smoothing; surfacing.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

pol·ish·ing

(pol'ish-ing)
1. Cosmetic dental procedure to remove stains from enamel surfaces of teeth, a nonessential cosmetic procedure.
2. Act or process of making a dental restoration smoother and glossy.
Synonym(s): coronal polishing.
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Its Soft DuPoint end-rounded nylon bristles are designed to clean the outer layers of teeth, while the rubberized polishing cups in the middle are made for polishing to give teeth a glistening look.
Its Soft DuPoint end-rounded nylon bristles are specially designed to clean the outer layers of the teeth, while the rubberized polishing cups in the middle are made for polishing.
(3,4) The various dental procedures which produce microorganisms-laden aerosol include turbine hand pieces, sonic & ultrasonic scalers, Polishing cups and air syringes.