Airflow Teeth Polishing At Smile Up: Minimally-Invasive Alternative To A Scale And Polish
Are your teeth in need of a bit of TLC? The innovative Airflow system is a modern version of the scale and polish, attracting patients all across the globe.
What exactly is the Airflow system?
Do you have discoloured teeth or tenacious stains that cannot be removed through brushing alone? Our Airflow system is a non-invasive and fast way of removing staining caused by drinking tea, coffee, and alcohol, as well as smoking.
Airflow – superior to periodontal treatment
More effective cleaning
Airflow uses a controlled but powerful jet of water as opposed to the scraping tools used in a traditional scale and polish and is a fast and non-invasive way of cleaning teeth. Using Airflow, your dentist can clean deep pockets and interdental areas, reaching into periodontal pockets of up to 5mm in depth. The biofilm that develops when plaque is colonised by bacteria can also be removed more easily.
Treatment removes stains three times faster than traditional cleaning, which means less chair time for the patient. The cleaning process is less abrasive than a scale and polish and it’s less likely that any damage to the tooth surfaces will occur.
Improved comfort for patients
The scraping tools used as part of conventional treatment tend to dig into gums and can cause discomfort to the patient. By contrast, the Airflow system uses a jet of water that sweeps the gums and no instrument contact occurs.
The non-toxic powder used during air polishing treatment is less gritty than the heavier paste used traditionally; patients have the option of flavoured treatment, such as spearmint, to make the experience more comfortable.
The treatment is painless, applying a gentle jet stream of water to your teeth that is effective and safe for tooth surfaces. Airflow is three times faster than traditional teeth cleaning methods, taking only 30 minutes to complete.
Airflow polishing in preparation for orthodontic treatment
If you are having treatment that involves bonding or the use of sealants, Airflow can remove almost 100% of the lingering endotoxins and bacteria. Airflow is free of glycerine, a paste used as part of traditional polishing that can interfere with bonding procedures. The absence of glycerine also makes it easier for bonds and sealants to grip to your tooth surfaces.
Get your confidence back
If you’re unhappy with your smile, this can affect confidence and self-esteem – those with discoloured smiles often feel embarrassed about exposing their teeth to others.
If you would like to book an appointment with us you can use our hassle-free booking form – just click here. Alternatively, give us a call and our friendly team will be happy to arrange this for you at your convenience. Our practice is easily accessible, being less than a 10-minute walk from Deptford Bridge DLR and a short walk from numerous bus stops.