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Airflow® Tooth Polishing

In addition to a scale and polish, Airflow® tooth polishing can remove any stubborn stains on or in between teeth making them smoother and brighter.

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What is Airflow® tooth polishing?

Airflow® tooth polishing is a modern technique for the removal of plaque. The process uses a mix of compressed air, water, and a special powder to clean the surface of the teeth. It is particularly effective at removing deep-seated plaque from between the teeth and gums, where traditional brushing and other cleaning techniques often fail to reach.

Why might I need Airflow® tooth polishing?

Anyone can benefit from regular Airflow® tooth polishing as part of their normal dental hygiene routine. However, some instances may necessitate the practice more than others.

  • Gingivitis and other forms of gum disease occur as a result of a build-up of bacteria around the gums. Airflow® tooth polishing is a common treatment for gum disease as it removes plaque from deep below the gum line.
  • For patients with overcrowded teeth, Airflow® tooth polishing can help to achieve a thorough clean between the teeth and gums.
  • Patients with braces may benefit from Airflow® treatment because it can remove any plaque or bacteria that has become stuck to the apparatus.
  • Airflow® tooth polishing can help to remove staining resulting from certain food and drink like red wine and coffee, leaving your teeth looking brighter and healthier.

What does Airflow® tooth polishing feel like?

Airflow® tooth polishing is popular among dental patients because of the absence of discomfort during the treatment. You will feel pressure and sometimes a tingling sensation around your gums during Airflow® cleaning, but no discomfort.

What are the benefits of Airflow® tooth polishing?

Compared to traditional deep-cleaning techniques like a scale and polish and home-based dental hygiene practises, Airflow® tooth polishing offers more effective cleaning between the teeth and below the gum line. It is also a suitable method of removing a build-up of plaque around prosthetics such as dental implants and bridges.

How will I feel after the treatment?

Your teeth and mouth should feel fresh and clean after the treatment. You may also find that your teeth feel smoother against your tongue. This is because the plaque and tartar have been removed which changes the surface texture of the teeth.

After treatment, it is essential you maintain a good standard of dental hygiene and keep your teeth as free of plaque as you can going forward.

How long does Airflow® tooth polishing take?

The duration of Airflow® tooth polishing treatment depends on the amount of plaque build-up around your teeth. It typically takes around 20 to 30 minutes for the entire appointment, which is much faster than a traditional scale and polish.

Will the treatment affect the rest of my day?

There are no specific steps to take following an Airflow® tooth polishing treatment. Just enjoy the clean feeling and continue your regular dental hygiene habits at home. The treatment does not require any anaesthetic, and we use a powder with a pleasant taste to avoid any discomfort or unpleasantness during your appointment.

However, as with all dental treatments, let us know if you experience any sensitivity.

At Platinum Dental Care, we are proud to adopt modern treatment techniques and use state-of-the-art equipment to provide you with exceptional dental care.

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