A controlled stream of air, water and sodium bicarbonate, which passes through a mixing nozzle to allow polishing of the enamel of the tooth. Sodium bicarbonate is a mild polishing agent.
The air polisher is suitable for the removel and dissolution of biofilms. It is also used to clean discolorations. Air polisher is a safe and effective form of treatment.
Note: Air polishing should be differentiated from air abrasion, which uses an aluminium dioxide abrasive to remove tooth structure prior to the placement of restorations
Indications for use
• Removal of stubborn stains
• Removal of plaque and debris
• Prophylaxis of orthodontic patients
• Sealant and bonding preparation
• Root detoxification during periodontal surgery
• Implant maintenance
Air polishing technique
Why not promote air polishing to your patients?
• Display before and after photos in the reception area;for example on a digital photo frame.
• Advertise this as a “special service” for weddings, gifts etc.
• Get the reception staff to talk about it to patients.
• Promote alongside other aesthetic dentistry such as composites like Esthet.X™.
• Use air polishing as a pre-bleach prophylaxis.