A simple way to brighter and healthier looking teeth

Air Polishing treatment gives a deep, powerful clean beyond which can be achieved with a standard scale and polish at your regular hygiene appointment. It is designed to effectively remove tartar build up and stains from teeth to create a polished smile. In some cases, it can be used in place of whitening treatment to brighten heavily stained teeth.

How does air polishing work?

Air polishing treatment uses a high powered spray to project water, bicarbonate and compressed air onto the teeth, clean away areas of plaque and gently remove yellow, brown or grey stains. The spray technology ensures hard to reach areas can be accessed and treated effectively in a fast and non-invasive way.

The procedure is completely pain-free and much gentler than a traditional scale and polish treatment, which can cause sensitivity in some patients. It is quick and straightforward and leaves you with brilliantly brighter and healthy looking teeth in just one visit to the practice.

What are the benefits of air polishing?

  • Gentle yet very effective treatment for deep stains
  • Pain-free and suitable for patients with sensitive teeth
  • Minimally invasive
  • Easier and more comfortable than a scale and polish treatment
  • Removes plaque build up to help prevent gum disease
  • Leaves you with a brighter and healthier smile
  • Can be used as a quick solution for special occasions such as weddings
  • Suitable for most patients
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Frequently asked questions
What is air polishing?

Air polishing is a dental hygiene procedure that uses a mixture of air, water, and fine powder particles to remove stains, plaque, and soft deposits from teeth. It’s a non-invasive and gentle method for cleaning and polishing the teeth.

Is Air polishing safe for my teeth and gums?

Yes, Air polishing is considered safe for most patients. It is a gentle and minimally abrasive technique that is typically safe for both teeth and gums. However, it’s essential to consult with your dentist or dental hygienist to ensure it’s appropriate for your specific dental needs.

How does air polishing compare to traditional teeth cleaning methods?

Air polishing is often preferred for its effectiveness in removing surface stains and soft deposits that may be challenging to eliminate with traditional methods. It’s generally quicker and less discomforting than manual scaling and offers a smooth, polished finish.

Is air polishing suitable for everyone?

While air polishing is suitable for most patients, individuals with certain dental conditions, such as severe gum disease or exposed tooth roots, may not be ideal candidates. Your dentist or dental hygienist will evaluate your oral health to determine if air polishing is suitable for you.

Does air polishing whiten teeth?

Air polishing can remove surface stains, which may result in a brighter appearance for your teeth. However, it’s not a teeth whitening procedure for deep, intrinsic stains. Professional teeth whitening treatments are more effective for significant whitening.

Is air polishing painful or uncomfortable?

Air polishing is generally well-tolerated by most patients and is considered less uncomfortable than traditional scaling methods. It may produce mild sensitivity in some individuals, but this is usually temporary and subsides quickly. The procedure is designed to be as painless and gentle as possible.

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