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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?

Airflow 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

  • Does air polishing take longer than a standard scale and polish treatment?

    Air polishing is actually quicker than traditional hygiene treatment. It is very simple, and easily reaches areas of the mouth that your hygienist may need to take more time over. Air polishing elevates your hygiene appointments, and is very effective as a quick fix to achieve a brighter smile before a special occasion.

  • Will air polishing be painful?

    Air polishing treatment is completely pain free, with no scaling or scraping involved at all. As it uses spray technology to remove stubborn plaque and calculus, it is a non-invasive treatment and you will remain comfortable throughout.

  • Can I eat and drink as normal after air polishing treatment?

    Yes, you can eat and drink straight after your appointment if you wish to as the air polishing treatment will not affect this.

  • Can air polishing whiten my teeth?

    Air polishing treatment is not designed to whiten your teeth, but many patients do notice their smile is brighter and healthy looking once the plaque and tartar deposits have been removed. You can prolong this by avoiding dark foods and drinks which could stain your teeth. If you are interested in teeth whitening, please talk to your dentist.

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