Airflow polishing is an effective way of removing some of the more tenacious teeth staining caused by coffee, tea, red wine, smoking and some mouthwashes. These stains can build up over time depending on the regularity of the habit and the patients’ oral hygiene regime.
Although tooth enamel is extremely robust and highly glazed, some teeth may have microscopic pits and ridges as a result of ‘wear and tear’. This can be a result of dietary acid erosion, dental decay, trauma or bruxism (teeth grinding), creating areas in which stains can attach.
The airflow polish process is usually carried out by our dental hygienist. It is entirely painless and involves carefully spraying the teeth with a fine jet of compressed air, water and powder particles which gently removes the stains. It can be used safely on dental restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges and implants.
Once completed, which can take approximately 30 minutes, the teeth are restored to their original lustre with a sparkly appearance and a smooth, glossy feel.