The latest in modern dental technology, Airflow Dental is a hygiene technique which offers your mouth a spa treatment like no other. If you’re interested in this innovative dental hygiene treatment, read on to find out more about Airflow therapy and the many benefits it provides for your oral health.
What is Airflow Dental Treatment?
Airflow therapy or polishing is a hygiene treatment that uses warm water and powder particles to remove plaque, bacteria, stains, and discolouration from your mouth. The combination of warm water, compressed air and a specialised bicarbonate powder is delivered at a controlled pressure for a gentle and complete mouth clean.
Airflow Therapy® is a valuable tool for combating biofilm, a sticky accumulation of bacteria and other microorganisms on the teeth and gums. When left on the teeth, biofilm acts as a protective layer for the bacteria, allowing them to thrive and multiply. The high-pressure Airflow and fine powder particles help break down the biofilm structure, making it easier to remove from the tooth surfaces and gumline. This thorough cleaning removes harmful bacteria, preventing the further accumulation and maturation of plaque.
Benefits of Airflow Dental Cleaning
While brushing and flossing daily is essential to maintaining your oral health, it is generally recommended to get your teeth professionally cleaned to remove plaque buildup, stains and bacteria from your teeth and gums. This helps prevent oral issues like tooth decay and gum diseases, reducing the need for extensive dental treatments in the future.
Airflow cleaning takes your oral hygiene a step further by giving you all the benefits of a traditional dental cleaning without pain and discomfort. Some of these benefits include:
Efficient removal of plaque and stains:
The high-pressure used in Airflow cleaning can reach areas that may be difficult to clean with traditional methods, providing a more thorough cleaning.
Gentle on the teeth and gums:
Airflow cleaning is generally considered gentle on the tooth enamel and gums, reducing the risk of damage compared to other cleaning techniques. It is particularly beneficial for individuals with sensitive teeth or those prone to gum sensitivity.
Airflow cleaning is a non-invasive procedure that does not require the use of sharp instruments. This makes it a more comfortable and painless experience for patients, especially those who experience dental anxiety or fears.
Reduced treatment time:
Airflow cleaning is typically quicker compared to traditional scaling and polishing methods. The efficient removal of plaque and stains can result in shorter appointment times, making it convenient for both patients and dentists.
Cleans dental restorations & braces:
Improved oral hygiene:
By effectively removing plaque, stains, and biofilm, airflow cleaning contributes to improved oral hygiene. It even cleans the bacteria in deep periodontal pockets, reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues for cleaner and healthier teeth and gums.
Airflow cleaning can help achieve a brighter smile by removing surface stains caused by food, beverages, tobacco, or other factors. The procedure can help restore the natural colour of teeth, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
How does Airflow Polishing work?
The Airflow polishing process is generally quick and comfortable. It typically involves the following steps:
Step 1: Dental Check-Up
Before airflow polishing, our dentists will assess your oral health to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. There may be instances where stubborn stains or hard deposits may need to be removed before the procedure. As an additional motivation, our dentists may place a coloured dye to reveal the plaque and biofilm on your teeth before treatment.
Step 2: Airflow Treatment
During the treatment, we use the airflow device to deliver a controlled stream of compressed air, water, and powder spray on the tooth surface. The high-pressure airflow generated by the device helps to dislodge and remove plaque, stains, and biofilm from the teeth and gums. The water rinses away the debris while the powder particles work to gently abrade and polish the tooth surface. With only the gentle air pressure and minimal contact, each area of your mouth, including the gum line, teeth surface and deeper pockets is cleaned and polished – giving you a rejuvenated and sparkling smile.
Step 3: Post-Treatment Care
Once the cleaning is complete, our hygienist will evaluate the results and ensure that all areas have been adequately cleaned. The results of an Airflow treatment can be felt and seen immediately after treatments with visibly clean teeth and a fresher mouth without the discomfort and sensitivity associated with traditional dental cleanings.
Our hygienist will also provide instructions to help you maintain your clean with the correct aftercare products and proper oral hygiene habits for lasting results.
Begin the Journey Towards Superior Oral Hygiene for a Healthy & Radiant Smile
At Superior Smiles, we take a holistic approach to dentistry, focusing on your overall mouth health for a lifetime of healthy smiles. With a range of dental services for preventive, general and aesthetic dental care, we aim to provide personalised solutions and treatments suited to your oral and lifestyle needs.
If you’re interested in learning more about Airflow Dental, contact our friendly team for a consultation today.