Teeth cleaning with airflow is a dental procedure that uses a jet of air and water mixed with fine powder particles to remove plaque, stains and bacteria from the teeth and gums. It is a gentle and effective way to improve oral hygiene and enhance the appearance of the smile. Airflow can reach areas that are difficult to access with conventional scaling and polishing tools, such as interdental spaces and under the gum line.
It can also reduce tooth sensitivity and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Teeth cleaning with airflow is suitable for most patients, except those who have severe periodontal problems, respiratory diseases or allergies to the powder used. The procedure usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes and does not require any anesthesia or recovery time. Teeth cleaning with airflow can be done as a standalone treatment or as part of a comprehensive dental care plan.