A jet wash for your teeth!
What is air polishing?
Think of it like a jet wash for teeth. Air polishing is a minimally invasive technique which uses compressed air, water and fine powder to remove unsightly stains and harmful plaque from the teeth.
Caused most commonly by tea, coffee, red wine, smoking and chlorhexidine mouthwashes.
Can reach areas where staining can be difficult to remove, such as in between teeth. This gives a much better end result compared to traditional tooth polishing.
Fine powder is much less abrasive than traditional polish allowing a thorough polish without and unnecessary ‘wear and tear’ to the enamel.
Everyone will get a plaque biofilm building up on teeth. This is a sticky mixture containing bacteria which can cause tooth decay and gum disease. If plaque is not effectively removed by tooth brushing and interdental cleaning it can become hardened onto teeth.
In the past the purpose of a scale and polish was to remove this hard substance from the tooth as it was thought to be harmful to teeth and gums. It is now known that it is actually the ‘plaque biofilm’ which causes disease and so the calculus does not need to be fully removed.
Airpolishing is powerful enough to simply blast away the biofilm reducing the need for traditional scaling methods.