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What is Airflow tooth polishing?

Airflow tooth polishing is a great method of cleaning your teeth without having to use chemicals to achieve your desired results. One of the best things about this treatment is the fact that both the front and the back of your teeth can be cleaned. Your dentist will use a fine jet on the surface of your teeth, which includes air, water, and small powder particles. Together, these will help to remove any stains that you may have had on your teeth.

There are various kinds of stains that this kind of polishing can remove, and these include stains from drinks such as tea, coffee and wine, stains from smoking, and also stains that can be caused with the use of some kinds of mouthwash. If you’ve tried whitening toothpaste and other at-home treatments to no avail, this could be a great alternative.

Who is an ideal candidate for Airflow tooth polishing?

As with any treatment, there are some patients who would be a better fit for it than others. In this case, patients who would be best suited include:

  • Those who are looking to brighten their smile, but don’t want to go down the route of having to use chemicals on their teeth.
  • People who have experienced a build-up of plaque on their teeth over the years, and who now wish to have it removed.
  • Those who have sensitive teeth, and who may have experienced pain or sensitivity during scale and polish procedures in the past.
  • Those who have crowns, implants or veneers fitted, as it is a gentle process that will not damage these in any way.
  • Anyone who dislikes the taste of the paste that is used in normal polishing procedures, as the powders used in this procedure come in a range of flavours that you can choose from.

How long will the results last?

The results from an Airflow procedure are generally quite impressive. However, you will need to take care of your teeth afterwards. Even though the stains will have been removed, this doesn’t mean that they can’t return, and you should maintain a good dental hygiene routine.

This includes regular brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist at least every 6 months to have your teeth checked out. In addition, you should ensure that you brush your teeth whenever you have consumed typically staining foods or drink, for example, coffee or red wine.

You are likely to notice that, if you do not take care of your teeth in this way, stains will return over the years, however, there is always the option of having the treatment carried out again.

How can I have this procedure done?

If you think that this is the right procedure for you, all you need to do is to give us a call and book yourself in for an appointment. There aren’t many people who are unable to have this treatment, but we will need to confirm that it is the right choice for you. Often, we will be able to carry out the procedure on the same day as your consultation if you are a suitable candidate.

When you visit us, we will tell you everything that you need to know about what we’re going to do, and we will also give you plenty of information about how to take care of your teeth to ensure that stains don’t get as bad in the future. To put it simply, we can help you to make sure that you have a set of teeth that really shine.

Call on 020 7485 3711 to find out how our team can help you improve your smile.

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