Air Polishing Teeth

19th, April 2024
  • What is air polishing?
  • What are the benefits of air polishing teeth?
  • What air polishing products do we offer at J&S Davis?

What Is Air Polishing?

Air Polishing Teeth By J&S DavisAir polishing, sometimes more humorously known as a jet wash for teeth, is a dental procedure that involves a mixture of water, compressed air, and powder. This concoction removes harmful plaque from the teeth while also reducing stains and discolouration. Due to its noninvasive and painless nature, it can also be used to gently clean around implants, crowns, fillings, bridges, and dentures, as well as orthodontic structures. Cleaning under the gum line is also possible with the process of air polishing. This polishing technique can be used for oral health, whitening or cosmetic purposes.

This procedure was developed in the 1940s by dentist and dental pioneer Dr Robert Black. Operating in the US, he wanted a solution to prepare cavities and thus created his Airdent, an innovative device that used an abrasive powder combined with air and water. Unfortunately, this device never took off, and it wasn’t until Pierre Mabile and his team in Switzerland at EMS Dental began revisiting the idea of air-flow technology in the 1970s. Now, air polishing teeth is seen as an effective, efficient and comfortable way to clean teeth, with air-flow technology and precision dental technology continuously evolving and developing.

What Are The Benefits Of Air Polishing Teeth?

  • It is said that air polishing teeth to remove plaque and stains is three times faster than other more traditional polishing procedures
  • It is a non-invasive, less abrasive, gentle way for teeth to be cleaned, ensuring optimal results and patient comfort
  • It also helps to reduce primitive decay by blasting it off of any small regions where it could worsen, leading to tooth drilling being required
  • The air polishing procedure is ideal before orthodontic treatment as it uses no heat and provides a clean dental surface to work with
  • Air polishing has been renowned for its ability to remove 100% of dental plaque whilst also preventing gum disease, gingivitis and decay

What Air Polishing Products Do We Offer At J&S Davis?

At J&S Davis, we offer a couple of innovative air polishing products from our trusted partner, LM Arte Instruments. LM are a renowned pioneer of ergonomic solutions, specialising in an extensive range of dental instruments created using best-in-class technological advancements. Regarding their air polishing accessories, we offer their…

ErgoGrip Focus LED Sleeve: Designed to ensure a comfortable, non-slip grip, this air polishing accessory promotes uncompromisable procedural efficiency and safety, ensuring maximum patient comfort and satisfaction. By using soft material within its design, vibrations are dampened, and your hands are kept warm, which is essential to prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and blood circulation issues. Due to its expert design, it also offers good tactile sensitivity for air polishing handpieces, again making sure that procedural accuracy, efficiency, and safety are achieved.

ErgoGrip Ultra: Their ErgoGrip Ultra also guarantees a comfortable, non-slip grip and exceptional tactile sensitivity. These silicone handles are also removable and autoclavable, saving you money by reducing the need to purchase multiple expensive handpieces. In true LM fashion, the ergonomics of these air polishing accessories promise optimal balance, thus causing less strain on the clinician’s hands.

For more information on any of the air polishing and ultrasonic cleaning products and accessories we stock and distribute at J&S Davis, please click here to contact us or call our team of experts on 01438 747344.

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