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Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Treatments

Oral hygiene process which done with a dentist or hygienist called scaling and polishing. Dentist or hygienist will carefully remove hard deposits of calculus (tartar) that build up on your teeth, ultrasonic instruments or air Polishing. If there is a lot of tartar, two or three visits may be necessary.
Air polishing is a highly effective way of removing surface stains and discolouration from your teeth. It does not require an anaesthetic, and uses a pressurised steam of non-toxic aluminium-oxide powder to rapidly remove surface marks.
This procedure is especially recommended to smokers and others who have visible stains on their teeth.
Every patient has different needs. For example, if you have advanced gum disease, four visits may be required over a period of four weeks, followed by monthly visits after that. On the other hand, if you have a healthy mouth, your hygienist may recommend twice-yearly visits.

A hygiene treatment involves the professional cleaning of teeth to keep them healthy and prevent serious dental problems. Going for regular dental hygiene appointments is necessary along with proper tooth brushing and flossing techniques to preserve good teeth and gum health. The treatment can be referred to as scaling and polishing, which can be done by using hand tools or with special devices, such as the one used in Airflow therapy. 

Regular hygiene treatments also work to keep the gums in good condition, preventing gum disease from developing along with other dental problems. Regular hygiene appointments can include helpful tips on the best ways to take care of your smile, as well as how to avoid bad breath issues. Airflow uses modern technology to streamline tooth cleaning and polishing, resulting in a significantly more comfortable experience.

Dental Hygiene Treatments

The Airflow polisher uses a combination of pressurized water, air, and bicarbonate powder (often flavoured for a more enjoyable experience). These components are shot out of the nozzle and onto the tooth surfaces to effectively clean and polish the teeth. The concentrated blast successfully gets into difficult-to-reach areas for more thorough cleaning.

Benefits of Airflow Cleaning and Polishing

  • Faster result – Airflow polishing and cleaning can be completed in a shorter time. This is because the pressurized blast reaches tricky areas more easily, effectively cleaning the teeth and delivering faster results. 
  • More comfortable – Airflow cleans teeth in a pain-free, gentle way. It does not create vibrations or heat that can cause a great deal of discomfort and eliminates the need for scaling tools that can poke painfully into the gums. The addition of flavours in the polishing powders adds to the overall positive experience. 
  • Effectively removes plaque and stains – Airflow targets the surfaces of teeth as well as the spaces in between teeth that hand tools may have difficulty reaching. This results in more thorough cleaning in a shorter time frame.
  • Can reach into periodontal pockets – The concentrated blast of water, air, and polishing powder reaches into periodontal pockets to flush out bacteria. This helps maintain good gum health and prevent serious problems from developing. 
  • Ideal for sensitive teeth – Airflow polishing does not generate vibration or heat, making it suitable for those with sensitive teeth. The minute particles of the powder that is blasted (together with air and water) out of the nozzle also work to fill the exposed tubules on the teeth to significantly reduce sensitivity.