This fresh new technology is causing a stir amongst dentists and patients. For many practices it has completely replaced the old way of doing things. Airflow cleans hard-to-reach spots, sweeps away stains and brightens your teeth. It’s safe for all patients and combats gum disease, plaque and bad breath. Compared to the old way, Airflow is comfortable, quick and modern.
It uses ground-breaking technology to spray a mix of air, water, and powder on teeth. This gently and comfortably removes stains, plaque, and biofilms so your teeth will be healthier and shinier than ever. Biofilms are the science word for the invisible film of bacteria that builds up on your teeth and gums and causes many dental problems that can lead to extractions.
This treatment complements regular brushing and flossing for a clean and healthy mouth.
If you’re tired of the old-school dental cleaning methods (scale and polish) and are looking for a comfortable and efficient solution, it’s time to search ‘Airflow near me’ for the best airflow treatment Liverpool has to offer. Booking is super easy, just fill out the form below or call us and a member of our team will quickly and efficiently guide you through the process.
Airflow uses advanced computerised micro technology to deliver incredible results. A micro compressor in the machine generates pressurised air that is precisely mixed with a jet of water and a controlled amount of fine powder in a hand-piece. This is directed towards the teeth and gums by our hygiene therapists or hygienist. The pressure and particulate matter dislodge plaque, tartar, stains, and other debris from the teeth and gum line. The waste material (water, powder, plaque, etc.) is then suctioned away.
The device offers supreme control and precision delivering the water/powder ratio, ensuring the treatment is pain free and completely safe. It’s often used as part of a professional dental cleaning routine such as guided biofilm therapy ultrasonic scaling. It can be particularly useful for people with sensitive teeth, as it avoids the scraping action of traditional scaling.
Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is a revolutionary dental procedure from EMS, the developers of Airflow. It is the absolute gold standard in oral hygiene that offers a patient-focused, efficient, and effective solution for professional teeth cleaning. Harnessing modern technology, it specifically targets dental biofilm, the primary cause of dental decay and gum disease.
GBT takes a highly personalised approach to dental care and each case is entirely tailored to your requirements. The procedure is less invasive and more comfortable than traditional methods, making it an excellent choice for patients. By using advanced tools like Airflow and Perioflow treatments, GBT provides a gentle yet comprehensive cleaning experience.
Is Airflow worth it?
Yes, Airflow is 100% worth it. Patients absolutely love the treatment because it is quick, effective, and way more comfortable than traditional scaling. It’s also effective for people who have braces on and is used by our orthodontic therapists in your braces treatment. It can also be used for implant maintenance and will make your implants last longer.
Is Airflow safe?
Airflow is absolutely safe for all patients. It uses a gentle stream of water, air, and powder, which is less invasive than traditional scale and polish and is way more comfortable than traditional scaling methods.
How long does it last?
The duration of the benefits from an Airflow treatment can vary based on individual oral hygiene habits. However, we recommend a professional cleaning, which could include Airflow, every six months. If you have had veneers or dental implants then getting hygiene appointments is essential for your warranty.
Is it better than a standard scale and polish?
Airflow and traditional scaling and polishing each have their strengths. Airflow is excellent for removing stains, plaque, and early-stage tartar, especially in hard-to-reach areas. A scale and polish might be needed for tougher, more established tartar. Both methods are often used together for a thorough cleaning. Our hygienists and therapists will help you make the right decisions.
Does it whiten teeth?
Airflow can remove surface stains, which can make teeth appear whiter. However, it is not a teeth whitening treatment per se. For changes to the intrinsic colour of your teeth, you need professional teeth whitening.
Does it help with gum disease?
Yes, by efficiently removing plaque and early-stage tartar, Airflow can help prevent and manage gum disease. However, advanced stages of gum disease may require more intensive periodontal treatments. See our gum disease page here.
Can I get Airflow at home?
No, Airflow treatment requires professional equipment and should be performed by a trained dental healthcare provider. It is not suitable or available for home use. There are products on the market that claim to be similar, but take our word for it, they are not.
Can I get it on the NHS?
This treatment is not available on the NHS. You will need an appointment at Smileworks to take advantage of this amazing technology.
Are there any risks or side effects?
Airflow is a safe treatment with minimal risks. Some patients may experience mild sensitivity during the treatment, but this is usually temporary. Always discuss any concerns with your dental healthcare provider.
Can Airflow be used with dental implants or braces?
Yes, Airflow can be safely used with dental implants and orthodontic braces. It’s particularly useful for cleaning around these structures where traditional methods might struggle.