Svetlana Dental & Esthetic Center in Miami offers professional teeth cleaning using AirFlow. In just 30 minutes, we will remove bacterial and pigmented plaque from even the most hard-to-reach areas. Airflow also contributes in making your enamel lighter by 1-2 shades.
A long-lasting effect with no pain or discomfort in just 30 minutes!
What is AirFlow? What is it used for?
AirFlow is a professional dental cleaning system for pigmented/bacterial plaque and soft deposits. It cleans the surface of the tooth, interdental spaces, gingival pockets (up to 5 mm), and other hard-to-reach areas. It easily handles plaque that cannot be removed by simply brushing your teeth at home.
How it works
Compressed air, water, and abrasive sodium bicarbonate particles are directed at the tooth under high pressure. The particles remove plaque, soft deposits, and pigments from the enamel. Water and air rinse away soda and loose plaque. The dentist can adjust the airflow strength.
AirFlow is recommended in the following cases:
Darkening of the enamel
Plaque accumulation on the teeth, between them, and in the gum pockets
Heavy smoking or tea/coffee consumption
Preparation for implant prosthetics
Periodontal disease or gum disease.
Treatment takes 30 minutes
Eliminates bad breath
Does not bring pain or discomfort
Does not damage the enamel and gums
Makes the enamel smooth and gives it a natural shade
Gives no allergic reactions and disinfects the oral cavity
Removes plaque from hard-to-reach areas (braces, interdental spaces, crowded teeth)
Prevents dental diseases
Provides visible result in one visit
AirFlow or Ultrasonic?
|Purpose||Removes plaque and soft deposits||Removes hard deposits and tartar|
|How it works||A mixture of water, air, and abrasive particles is sprayed under pressure onto the teeth to remove plaque from the enamel||High-frequency waves break up plaque and calculus, which are washed away with a jet of water|
|Duration||30-40 minutes||40-60 minutes|
|Use with dentures||Cleans the surface of the teeth with braces||Cannot be used for braces or bridges|
|Enamel damage||Gently cleans the tooth surface without scratching||Microcracks may appear in the enamel, changing its structure|
Which method is better?
Both methods have their advantages. The choice depends on the condition of the mouth, the complexity of the existing issues, and the presence of contraindications. The decision is made by the dentist after a visual examination of the oral cavity and an assessment of the clinical picture. A combination of both technologies is possible: hard plaque is removed by ultrasound, and soft plaque by AirFlow.
Allergy to soda
Chronic respiratory diseases
High enamel sensitivity
Active gum inflammation
Colds, flu, and viral illnesses
Children under the age of 15
Stages of the procedure
The dentist examines the oral cavity and assesses the health of your teeth/gums, excluding the presence of contraindications.
The patient puts on a pair of glasses with a cap to protect their eyes and hair from abrasive particles. The dentist may administer local anesthesia if the patient has sensitive tooth enamel. A saliva ejector and a device to collect residual cleaning solution with fine particles are placed under the tongue.
The dentist cleans each tooth with a high-pressure jet in a circular motion. The strength of the jet and the angle of the handpiece can be adjusted. The dentist makes sure that the jet does not hit the gums. Finally, they polish the teeth with a brush containing an abrasive paste to obtain a smooth surface.
To strengthen the enamel and reduce its sensitivity, the dentist treats the teeth with fluoride-based gel. They give the patient advice on how to maintain the result for a longer period of time.
What kind of equipment do we use?
At Svetlana Dental & Esthetic Center, we use the original Swiss AirFlow device for professional teeth cleaning, manufactured by EMS. This innovative device is reliable, safe, and comfortable to use.
- Do not eat for two hours after the procedure. After two hours, you can eat soft foods.
- Eat warm foods and limit sweet, spicy, and sour foods.
- Do not drink coffee/tea, smoke, or eat foods containing dyes during the first three hours after the procedure.
- Brush your teeth 24 hours post-procedure. It is better to use a new toothbrush with soft bristles.
- Use a mouthwash for good oral hygiene. If you have bleeding gums, you can use chamomile balm.
- See your dentist for a checkup every six months.
No, it is not. AirFlow uses sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda, which is safe for human health. It does not damage tooth enamel. The granules are of optimal size/shape and do not scratch.
- AirFlow can only remove soft plaque and cannot deal with hardened dental tartar.
- Slight discomfort may occur in patients with sensitive enamel (the temperature of the solution is slightly lower than the body temperature).
- There may be some bleeding of the gums. This will disappear the next day.