Taking good care of your teeth is essential for your overall health and a confident smile. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy starts with a few easy steps, like regular brushing and flossing at home as well as regular checkups and teeth cleaning. To help keep your teeth and gums healthy, your teeth should be cleaned by a dental professional twice a year.
Is Teeth Cleaning Necessary if you Brush Daily?
Yes. Professional teeth cleaning helps wash away plaque and dangerous biofilm that builds up and allows bacteria to cause tooth decay or gum disease and can even contribute to other health problems. Regular brushing, even with an electric toothbrush, can’t clean away this dangerous biofilm.
Sometimes teeth get stained and discolored, even with regular brushing. Some substances like tea, coffee, tomato sauce, or tobacco are highly staining. Professional teeth cleaning can help remove tooth stains along with the damaging biofilm build-up.
Airflow teeth cleaning, known as guided biofilm therapy, can help with both of these dental issues. It’s painless, easy and effective. Here’s how it works.
What is Guided Biofilm Therapy?
Airflow Teeth Cleaning uses guided biofilm therapy to prevent tooth decay. Biofilm-containing harmful bacteria build up on your teeth between dental visits. This is referred to as plaque. Unless it’s removed, plaque can erode the surface of your teeth, weakening the tooth enamel and opening the tooth to decay and staining.
Guided biofilm therapy uses biocompatible and safe powders, such as glycine or sugar alcohols, along with water and air to wash away the biofilm on your teeth. The therapy is safe for both natural teeth and dental work, including braces, crowns, and veneers.
Airflow Washes Away Tooth Stains
How does a puff of air clean stains from your teeth? Airflow uses compressed air combined with water and powder in a highly effective process that not only cleans your teeth but also polishes them. It’s more effective than laser whitening for some tough tooth stains, like smoking or coffee. A laser can also be too harsh for people with sensitive gums. Airflow is recommended for people with stubborn stains and can make a difference in just minutes. Got a big event coming up? This is a great choice for anyone who wants a whiter smile, fast.
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The Airflow Teeth Cleaning Experience
Airflow is simple, painless and fast. The process starts with a consultation with your dentist who will examine your teeth and discuss what results you want to achieve. At your Airflow teeth cleaning appointment, you will just lie back and get comfortable. Your dentist will apply a painless, soft jet of air, powder and water to your teeth. You may even have a choice of flavors, which is a popular option for children getting the procedure. Results will be obvious right after the treatment.
Comfortable, Effective Teeth Cleaning
Airflow teeth cleaning is more effective than many other teeth polishing therapies on the market. Traditional teeth cleaning methods are not as effective in cleaning hard to reach places. The stream of compressed air and water can get into tiny spaces in teeth and between gums better than other treatments. Airflow also tends to work faster.
With Airflow, there’s no scraping or picking at your teeth. Most people find it less stressful because of that. The powder that is used is less gritty than traditional cleaning paste as well.
If you have sensitive, weak, or damaged teeth, airflow may be the right choice for you. This procedure is less abrasive than traditional scraping and polishing, making it gentler on the teeth. There’s no direct contact between tooth and instrument, and it doesn’t use rough powders, heat, or vibrations like certain other methods. All of this can help prevent irritation to gums and is more comfortable and easier on your nerves.
Do You Wear Braces?
Are you going to have an orthodontic procedure that uses bonding or sealants? This is often needed to prepare your teeth for traditional metal braces, as well as veneers and caps. If so, your dentist may recommend airflow to prepare your teeth. Airflow can remove virtually all staining and bacteria, creating an ideal surface for bonding your orthodontic devices. And, Airflow is great for thorough teeth cleaning if you already wear metal braces, where bacteria hides inside the metal brackets and is hard to clean out with other methods.
Balle & Associates Now Offering Airflow Teeth Cleaning
Are you interested in gentle dental care that uses all of the latest technology? At Balle & Associates, we are experienced working with clients of all ages and dental needs. Contact us today to learn more about our dental services or to request an appointment.