Air Polish and “Tooth and Gum Tonic”
Air Polishing Teeth
New technology is transforming all areas of the way we live and dentistry is no exception. The innovative air flow polishing This method is far superior to traditional cleaning methods that use scraping tools, which can be time-consuming and uncomfortable.
More effective cleaning
A powerful yet controlled jet of water, air and bicarbonate 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 to develop..
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. 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.
Faster cleaningStudies 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.
Our Piezo Scaler delivers a spray of Peridex for added healing of the gums and supporting structures.
We use AirFloss in the posterior teeth to spray “Tooth and Gum Tonic” (herbal and natural) into the gum pockets of the back molars.
How it works…Dental Herb Company® product “Tooth and Gum Tonic” improves oral health by:
- Reducing Oral Bacteria
- The pure essential oils including Thyme Oil, in Dental Herb Company products are powerful antimicrobials, providing maximum potency and long-lasting effectiveness to combat the harmful oral bacteria that lead to halitosis and periodontal disease.
- Promoting Gingival Healing
- Dental Herb Company products contain gotu kola and Echinacea – two powerful anti-inflammatory herbs shown to stimulate healing and repair damaged tissue. The pure essential oils of lavender and eucalyptus, well known for their soothing and healing properties, are key elements in the formulae.