Airflow after dental cleaning is a revolutionary dental hygiene method in modern dentistry. Airflow by itself can not replace the use of ultrasound or hand instruments for plaque removal. It can only be used complementary at the end of the dental cleaning procedure as the ideal polishing method. It is a painless and safe method for removing pigments or resistant discolorations on tooth surfaces and is very efficient especially into small interdental spaces or spaces among teeth being treated with brackets during orthodontic treatment (where the use of ultrasound devices and hand instruments is practically impossible).
Airflow consists of small particles of soda (sodium bicarbonate) or glycine in combination with air and water in the form of spray with high pressure coming through a small nozzle. There are different flavors of the soda powder to choose giving a pleasant character in the process. Because of the small size of these particles, powder can penetrate the smallest interdental areas and remove effectively trapped plaque and coffee or nicotine stains.
Airflow is also ideal in cases of patients suffering from sensitive teeth. This is not only because there is no direct contact of the device on the tooth, but also because these micro particles coming through the nozzle of the device have the ability to seal exposed dentin tubes (due to gum recession or at periodontal patients reducing tooth sensitivities.
Airflow is a fast procedure for stain removal and trapped plaque or calculus leaving a very pleasant feeling of polished teeth once it is applied at the end of each dental cleaning.
As a procedure it also can not replace bleaching as it removes stains and improves discolorations giving a brighter smile, but does not influence the color of tooth substance. Its main target group is patients that wish to removed resistant discolorations that come from often use of coffee, tea, red wine and nicotine and provide them with a clean and brighter smile..