Teeth stains can be removed these days very efficiently with the use of an airflow polisher. The dentist in You Smile dental care is using the original airflow from EMS, the leading brand in the field.
The original EMS airflow is completely safe and very effective.
The following video demonstrates the procedure and results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the airflow stain removal damaging the teeth? Is it not abrasive?
The airflow polish is specifically designed to clean the enamel without damaging it. EMS is the top manufacturer from Swiss, and guarantees no damage to your teeth. Most importantly in our dental practice we use only the original EMS cleaning powders, which are soft and non-abrasive.
The danger in having airflow stain removal is when it is done with cheap and non-branded air-pistols and by using low quality and low cost abrasive powders and not the original.
How often can I have my teeth air-polished
The best prescription for you is the one that is personalized to your use of staining substances. These are mainly tabacco, coffee, black tea, coke and red wine. We recommend minimum use of these substances in order to maintain a glamorous smile. However if you are really a fun of some of those you will probably notice that your teeth get stained fairly quickly and possibly heavily between sessions. We recommend:
- Very Light staining/ rare user of staining substances: Airflow polish: Every Year.
- Light staining/ sensible user of staining substances: Airflow polish: Every 6 months.
- Heavy staining/ excessive use of staining substances: Airflow polish every 4 months.
- Extreme staining/ abusing staining substances: Airflow polish every 3 months.
If your proper/desired staining removal prescription is more frequent from your examination and scale appointment you can come an extra time for it. Otherwise keeping it all together makes it easier. Please let us know before hand if you are planning to add an airflow polish at the end of your regular scale and polish so that we can allocate more time to your appointment.
Can I have just the airflow polish and not a full scale before?
Yes you certainly can, although it is not recommended as the result will leave the really hard calculus build up underneath your gum. You will still get a perfectly polished enamel though.
Is the Airflow stain removal included in the price of a regular scale and polish?
No, it is a separate procedure that is completely optional and charged extra. At You Smile Dental Care, our dental practice in Market Rasen the price is an extra £25 for pay as you go patients, on top of the £50 for the hygienist/scale, for a total of £60.
I am a Denplan patient, do I get the airflow stain removal for free?
No, airflow stain removal is a purely cosmetic procedure and it is your personal choice to add it at the end of your free scale. However, we do offer a £5 discount to all our Denplan patients (for both Care and Essential plans), so instead of £25 you would pay £20 for it.
How does the airflow polish compare to traditional scale and polish? How is better?
New technology is transforming all areas of the way we live and dentistry is no exception. The innovative air flow polishing technique uses a machine that cleans and polishes the teeth with a mix of water, compressed air and fine powder particles. This method is far superior to traditional cleaning methods that use scraping tools, rubber cups and polishing discs and which can be time-consuming and uncomfortable.
More effective cleaning
A powerful yet controlled jet of water, air and fine powder not only polishes all the surfaces of a tooth, removing plaque, discoloration and soft deposits, but also reaches deep into periodontal pockets up to a depth of 5 mm. It is far more efficient than traditional scrape and polish treatment at removing the damaging biofilm that develops when dental plaque is colonized by bacteria and can cause periodontitis and peri-implantitis to develop. Even deeper, subgingival air polishing can be carried out using a PERIO-FLOW® extension nozzle and air flow polishing is completely safe to use with dental implants, veneers, crowns and bridges.
Improved patient comfort
Anyone who has ever cringed as a scraping tool digs into their gums or a polishing disc presses onto tooth enamel will welcome air polishing for its painless, fast and non-invasive method of cleaning. Even deep pockets and interproximal areas are easily reached without uncomfortable and potentially damaging probing by curettes and scrapers and with no instrument contact, the technique does not generate any heat or vibration. The non-toxic powder used in air polishing is also more pleasant and less gritty than the heavy paste used in traditional polishing. Air polishing powders with added flavors, such as spearmint, have even been developed for use in machines, making the experience even more pleasant.
Reduces teeth sensitivity
Air flow polishing is ideal for those who suffer from sensitive teeth. This is not only due to the lack of direct contact and the absence of heat and vibration, but because the tiny micro particles of powder can actually fill any exposed dentine tubules and reduce dental sensitivity. Air flow polishing can also encourage the re-mineralization of damaged teeth.
Studies have shown that air polishing is over three times faster at removing stains and plaque than traditional methods. This means less time in the chair for the patient and therefore fewer interruptions. Teeth are cleaned in a much less abrasive manner than scraping and polishing which also causes less damage to the teeth. Any small areas of decay are gently blasted away without the need to drill into the healthy structure of the tooth.
Ideal for use before orthodontic treatment
Air polishing is an ideal way of cleaning before procedures that require bonding and the use of sealants as it removes nearly 100 percent of bacteria and endotoxins. Not only that, but traditional polishing pastes contain glycerin that can interfere with bonding procedures. The air, water and powder used in air flow polishing contain no glycerin and make it easier for bonds and sealants to grip to the surfaces of the teeth.
Air flow polishing is the ideal way to remove the stains and discoloration caused by smoking or by drinking red wine, tea and coffee as it whitens teeth while thoroughly removing dental plaque. It can be used to clean and open fissures before sealing and is the best cleaning method to use before bonding. This highly efficient technique improves patient comfort by polishing without direct contact, pressure, heat or noise and is much superior to traditional periodontal treatments.