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Airflow – for freshness you can feel

Most of us do our very best to look after our teeth and gums with regular flossing and brushing. But despite that, plaque, tartar and debris can still build up in those hard-to-reach places in your mouth. That’s why bi-annual trips to your dentist are so important. But, while once the only option to properly clean your teeth was a scale and polish, the Airflow tooth polishing system now offers an effective, much more comfortable, alternative.

What exactly is the Airflow tooth polishing system?

Airflow tooth polishing is a new, and non-invasive, cleaning procedure that uses a mix of air pressure, sodium bicarbonate and a controlled jet of water. It quickly eliminates plaque build-up and dark stains caused by tobacco, tea, coffee, red wine and other staining agents. The Airflow dental system has been specially designed to remove plaque from the areas of your mouth that can easily be missed by brushing alone.

Why might Airflow dental be beneficial for me?

Most people will benefit from a thorough clean by a dental hygienist or dentist at least once every six months. If you have a plaque build-up on your teeth or you are struggling to reach some areas of your mouth, Airflow is a good option to give you a fresher, cleaner, brighter smile.

Plague forms when you are sleeping and when you eat and drink. Without regular dental hygiene check-ups, it can harden to form tartar. It can also cause all sorts of health problems, including bad breath, gum disease and tooth decay. Recent studies have also linked gum disease to wider health problems such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and respiratory problems so it’s vital to keep your teeth and gums as clean as possible.

Airflow could be particularly beneficial if you have tooth sensitivity and would like a polish, but you find a traditional scale and polish uncomfortable. Because Airflow uses air and water rather than dental instruments, it is much less invasive. It can also help to prepare your teeth if you are about to undergo further treatments such as whitening, as well as helping you to keep your braces and orthodontics free from debris. Patients who have tooth implants may also wish to consider Airflow to keep the site of the implant clean.

How long does an Airflow clean and polish take?

Airflow treatment is very quick, with one cleaning session taking around 30 minutes to polish teeth and remove debris. So, in just half an hour, you can walk out of the dentist with a fabulously clean feeling, and a fresher smile.

Will there be any pain or discomfort?

Airflow has been specially designed to be gentle on both your teeth and gums. Your hygienist can control the pressure of the water jet stream during your tooth polish to ensure your treatment is both comfortable and effective. Even patients with tooth sensitivity can enjoy the benefits of Airflow tooth polishing as there is no direct contact of any dental instruments with your teeth.

The benefits of Airflow

Airflow is an excellent option for cleaning teeth and dental polishing because it can:

  • Clean hard-to-reach places around your teeth
  • Provide instantly noticeable results
  • Brighten your smile with a professional dental polish
  • Removes deep stains
  • Help to prepare your teeth for whitening treatments
  • Gently clean sensitive teeth
  • Help to keep restorative dental work such as crowns, bridges and implants debris free
  • Provide a gentle way to clean tooth enamel

Regular brushing and flossing at home, coupled with bi-annual Airflow cleaning treatments with your dental hygienist can help you to keep your natural teeth for longer, giving you a smile you will be proud to show off. It offers a professional deep clean with results that simply aren’t possible at home.

Call on 0800 849 4959 to find out how our team can help you improve your smile.

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