Professional Teeth Cleaning and Airflow

During your routine bi-annual visit to your dentist, commonly done preventive dental treatments include an oral checkup with x-ray, fluoride treatment and most of the time a professional teeth clean.

Benefits of Teeth Cleaning

Professional teeth cleaning or prophylaxis do make an impact on your oral and general health. Daily home brushing and flossing cleans surface plaque, dental cleanings visits by your dentist cleans toughen calculus (tartar) that are hard to remove with normal brushing:

  • bright and clean teeth as stains that dull and discolor your teeth is removed
  • prevent gum disease that can lead to early tooth loss and helps reduce your chances of potential bone loss, cardiovascular disease, strokes, cancers linked to inadequate oral hygiene
  • detects early signs of problems such as broken fillings, fractures and oral cancer
  • prevent and resolve persistent bad breath

You could reduce your dental expenses over the long run as early detection of teeth problems may be resolved with simple dental treatments such as dental fillings and fluoride treatment. Your dentist is able to check and compare your oral health state for any required immediate intervention 

Oral checkup at BIDH dental clinic is complimentary. Teeth cleaning is economical and many insurance and companies have dental coverages for basic routine dental treatments. 

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Airflow Teeth Cleaning

What is Airflow teeth cleaning?

Airflow cleaning uses a mixture of fine sodium bicarbonate powder with a spray of air and jet water to quickly remove plaque and stains in your teeth.
 

What are the benefits of air-flow cleaning?

  • Air-flow cleans much faster in comparison with conventional rubber cups with pastes shortening treatment timings
  • Studies shows it is more effective and non-abrasive as plaque and soft deposits are evenly removed from very tiny areas. It uses the gentle application of kinetic energy
  • it causes less pain or discomfort because it does not use curettes and makes no noise.
Airflow Teeth Cleaning

Airflow Technology

Cleaning teeth with air and waterjet spays

airflow cleaning stain

Airflow cleaning to remove stains

teeth calculus
airflow clean calculus

Airflow cleaning to remove Tartar

Photo Source : EMS Airflow

When can we use air-flow for teeth cleaning?

It can be used for a variety of preventive and restorative dental treatments, some common uses of airflow include:

  • Remove dental plaque and hence helps prevent gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis
  • Remove  teeth stains
  • Maintain dental implants
  • Clean and open fissures for sealing
  • Clean prior to bonding orthodontic brackets

Professional Teeth Cleaning FAQs

What are the causes of bad breath (Halitosis)?
Bad breath or halitosis may come from external, intra-oral, and extra-oral factors. Some causes of bad breath are:
  1. Poor oral care from lack of brushing and flossing. Food debris therefore remains in your mouth leading to bacteria growth and odorous breath. Tooth decay and gum disease emanates unpleasant smells and bad tastes.
  2. Improper dentures cleaning leads to bacteria collecting on the prosthese that can cause bad breath
  3. Periodontal disease or gum disease
  4. Dry mouth condition or xerostomia occur from prescription medications or from certain medical conditions that affect the salivary glands. 
  5. Tobacco products or smoking stains teeth and places you at risk for a host of diseases including bad breath. 
Can teeth cleaning help alleviate bad breath?
If the cause of your bad breath is due external factors whereby food is stuck in the teeth, professional teeth cleaning can help resolve the issue. If the source of bad breathe is due to decay or gum disease, then dental fillings or deep cleaning may be recommended by your dentist.
 
The dental treatment for bad breathe will be determine ased on on present health condition, any medications being taken, the origin of the condition, the extent of bad breath and your discussion between you and your dentist. Sometimes a combination of treatments is done in the aim to resolve bad breathe. 
Is dental scaling and teeth cleaning different?
Yes. A routine teeth cleaning by your general dentist typically cleans plaque and tartar on tooth surfaces.
 
If you have tartar under your gums or gum disease, dental scaling is a non-surgical way to treat gum disease by remove plaque and tartar under your gums. This is sometimes called root planing and is normally done by a periodontist (gum specialist).
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