If you are looking to remove tooth staining caused by red wine, tea, coffee, curries or smoking then our AirFlow Treatment could be just the answer you’ve been looking for.
Although this treatment is not a tooth whitening therapy, the AirFlow will significantly improve tooth brightness and give you a noticeably sparkling fresh healthy mouth in an instant.
Airflow is the most effective method at removing biofilm; better known as plaque. If the biofilm is not removed on a regular basis, the biofilm will turn into calculus which can only be removed by a dentist or hygienist or therapist.
Biofilm can cause tooth decay and gum disease so removing this on a regular basis is imperative to good oral health (and health in general).
Who Can Benefit from AirFlow Treatment?
- AirFlow is a simple and pain-free solution to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth
- Removes unwanted visible staining from your teeth
- Reduces the risk of caries and effectively cleans around fixed braces brackets and wires
- Effective in maintaining healthy gums around dental implants and treating peri-implantitus
- Leaves your mouth feeling refreshing, clean and sparkling
- A perfect treatment before a special occasion
What is Airflow Treatment?
AirFlow polishing is a hygiene cleaning treatment that uses a mixture of air, jet water and fine powder to gently and effectively blast away stubborn stains such as tea, coffee and tobacco; and any plaque on your teeth, returning them to their natural whiteness. To get the best results some scaling may be required as well.
The tooth surface is not damaged during this cleaning procedure. This method is quick and painless allowing reaching and cleaning all those difficult to access areas such as the tight spaces in between the teeth. Your teeth will look and feel refreshingly clean. This is also an ideal to remove any underlying stains or scale before having tooth whitening treatment.
How is Airflow Treatment Performed?
The treatment lasts around 30 minutes. To start your dental hygienist or therapist will disclose your teeth with a plaque tablet which will show up any areas of plaque trapping. We’ll be able to show you and discuss in details these areas and advise on how you can reach these areas at home when cleaning your teeth. Your dental therapist will then clean the teeth with the Airflow. If needed, a scaler will be used to remove any calculus afterwards. Anaesthetic is generally not required and the cleaning is pain-free. The only thing is that you may get a little wet!
What are the Benefits of Airflow?
The results are immediate – you’ll feel and see the difference as soon as the Airflow treatment has been completed.
What are the Disadvantages of Airflow?
Airflow cleaning is a great way to simply and effectively brighten your smile. It will remove surface staining but will not lighten the base colour of the teeth. Stains that are removable include tea, coffee, wine, curry, chlorhexidine and tobacco.
This treatment is not suitable for patients with asthma or chlorohexidine allergies.