Cosmetic teeth cleaning using our latest air polisher Prophy-Mate
A Brief History of Air Polishing
Air Polishing was originally developed as a new form of dental technology by Dr Robert Black, as far back as 1945. Not without its problems, Black’s technology was developed to become the foundation of the procedure and was finally marketed in the mid 1970’s, quickly becoming a popular stain removal treatment used by dental professionals.
What exactly is Air Polishing?
Air Polishing is a treatment that quickly and effectively removes unwanted stains on the front and back of teeth. The procedure utilises a fine jet of compressed air, water and fine powder particles to gently and completely remove staining caused by tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco, as well as staining caused by some mouthwashes.
Why try Air Polishing?
Air Polishing has many advantages, none more so than the fact that it is a gentle procedure that greatly reduces discomfort to those suffering from sensitive teeth. Our Principal Dental Surgeon, Dr Tej Mellachervu BchD, outlines the advantages of Air Polishing compared to other traditional methods of dental polishing:
- Removes staining far quicker than using a traditional scaler
- Can be used on dental implants
- Far more effective than a traditional polish
- No heat generated by the procedure
- No contact with the teeth, or pressure against the teeth
Additionally Air Polishing is a much more gentle process of stain removal and leaves patients with an evenly smooth surface across their teeth.
Air Polishing has proven results to remove the toughest stains caused by day to day drinking and smoking.
Before: Stained lower teeth from smoking
After: stains completely gone after a simple, painless procedure
For more information about our air polishing service and a consultation please contact us or call 01924 255437