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Airflow Teeth Cleaning & Stain Removal

Enjoy unrivalled fresh clean feeling and say goodbye to the stains with our latest technology in teeth polishing.

Tea and coffee drinkers will know the effects that their choice of beverage has on their smile. Teeth that used to be white end up looking brown. Smokers will experience a similar result. Our state of the art practice in Gosforth is equipped with an Airflow system that allows us to use a high-pressure stream of air to remove any stains and discolouration from the tooth surface. This highly efficient technique improves patient comfort by polishing without direct contact, pressure, heat or noise and is much superior to traditional periodontal treatments.

Although this is not strictly a whitening treatment, our patients at Gosforth Dental Surgery have commented on how much cleaner and whiter their teeth appear. The treatment is quick, painless and usually takes around 30 minutes to complete. If you want your smile to be the best it can possibly be, you need to go for Airflow.

The benefits of Airflow polishing system

  • More comfortable to the patients as there is no scrapping or digging into the gums. There is no instrument contact with the teeth and the technique does not generate any heat or vibration
  • Air polishing powders with added flavours, such as spearmint, making the experience even more pleasant
  • No teeth sensitivity during the process, therefore AirFlow polishing is ideal for those who suffer from sensitive teeth. This is not only due to the lack of direct contact and the absence of heat and vibration, but because the tiny micro particles of powder can actually fill any exposed dentine tubules and reduce dental sensitivity
  • Faster and deeper cleaning can be achieved easily. Studies have shown that air polishing is over three times faster at removing stains and plaque than traditional methods

How does the Airflow Polish work?

Airflow polishing works by using a fine jet of compressed air, water and fine powder particles to remove the stains. Not only does it remove even serious staining, it can help remove heavy plaque build up. The procedure lasts for approximately 30 minutes.

Your airflow treatment can even be a fresh flavoured experience. The powders come in a variety of flavours such as mint and cherry and is much more pleasant and less gritty than the heavy paste used in traditional polishing. The results are immediate, you will feel and see the difference as soon as the Airflow dental treatment has been completed.

Frequently asked questions

Teeth can become stained by poor dental hygiene such as inadequate tooth brushing, life-style habits such as smoking and excessive drinking of red wine and by food and drinks like tea and coffee. Stains will stay on the surface of the teeth. Seeing your dentist at Gosforth dental surgery is important to examine the condition of your teeth, identify plaque or tartar build-up, presence of gum disease and to talk about stain removal options.

A number of stain removal techniques are available, at Gosforth Dental Surgery we use the latest Airflow polishing system. It works by using a fine jet of compressed air, water and fine powder particles to remove the stains. At our Newcastle dental practice, your dentist will discuss with you all the stain removal options and procedures.

No, not anymore. Airflow system is more comfortable to the patients as there is no scrapping or digging into the gums. There is no instrument contact with the teeth and the technique does not generate any heat or vibration. Patients at our Newcastle dental practice always commented on how comfortable it is compared to the old polishing systems.

It depends on the type of stains and the condition of your teeth. Stains can be superficial, deep embedded or developmental. Superficial stains are on the surface of the teeth and can be removed with dental scaling and polishing. Deep stains are in the structure of the tooth such as caused by red wine and tobacco and need to be removed by a dentist through peroxide teeth-whitening treatment. During your initial consultation at Gosforth Dental Surgery, your dentist will discuss your teeth stains with you, what treatment will be most appropriate for your needs, and how frequently you will need to be seen.

Dental stain removal done professionally by our Hygienist at Gosforth Dental Surgery is highly effective. The length of time your teeth stay stain-free depends on the state of your teeth and gums, the level of staining you have and the type of stain removal treatment provided.