Air Polish effectively removes stains on the front and at the back of the teeth. The hygienist uses a fine jet of compressed air, water and fine powder particles to remove staining caused by coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco and some mouthwashes. The complete hygiene treatment is non-invasive and pain-free.
The treatment duration can vary. On average, a complete hygiene treatment is done within 30-45 minutes. However this may vary.
Is Airpolish & Airflow the same, why should I opt for either?
Airpolish & Airflow are basically the same the difference is the brand, it’s like comparing the word vacuum to hoover. Airpolish costs are lower than several whitening treatments that can be offered, it’s not invasive, it is fairly gentle which is great for patients who could suffer from teeth sensitivity.
It’s also a much more effective way to get your teeth really clean than a traditional polish and will leave you with an evenly smooth surface across your teeth which makes your teeth look and feel great.
Benefits of Air Polish
Patients benefit from Air Polish as it is not a lengthy treatment, there is less scraping involved and results in excellent stain removal. Many patients also benefit from reduced dentine hypersensitivity and improved periodontal status.
Benefits to the dentist / hygienist are that Air Polish provides improved access to difficult-to-reach areas meaning that patients have a thorough treatment.
Difference between air polish and teeth whitening?
Air polish removes external stains and build-up on the surface of the teeth.
It is a stream of compressed air, water and fine sodium bicarbonate crystals to gently
remove staining caused by food, drinks and tobacco. You will instantly see and feel the
difference. Tooth brightness will be noticeably fresh giving you a sparkling smile. Tea and
coffee lovers would hugely benefit from this.
Teeth Whitening works on the shade of the tooth. Whitening improves the appearance of teeth
by enhancing their overall colour. Most teeth can improve up to eight shades brighter and whiter.