Faces and Smiles Dental

Air Polishing

Air polishing

Air polishing is a drill-less method oStained teethf polishing that can be used to remove stains and surface discolouration from your teeth. It uses a pressurised stream of a non-toxic aluminium oxide powder which rapidly removes the surface marks.

The small particles are made of silica, aluminum oxide or baking soda and aid in cleaning the tooth surface.  Air abrasion allows for decay to quickly be removed while conserving healthy tooth structure. The particles and decay are then suctioned out of the mouth. Air polishing does not require a local anaesthetic.

Air abrasion is gentle because it generates no heat, sound, pressure or vibration.  In addition, it reduces the need for anesthesia, making it an ideal choice for patients with stained teeth and those who experience dental anxiety.