Dental Hygine with Airflow technology
We have now introduced a new type of Hygienist equipment. The equipment is Swiss made, ‘state of the art’ and known as ‘Airflow’.
Airflow is the first recommended procedure for dental implant maintenance. It is pain free, minimally invasive and is suitable for use on all implants, natural teeth, soft tissues and crown/veneer restorations. The warm water and air incorporates an Erythritol powder which gently removes biofilm and stains as well as killing bacteria. There is therefore no need for scraping the teeth / implants as is required with the more traditional methods. Removing calculus with traditional scalers can be painful and invasive, often scratching porcelain and implant surfaces.
Our Dental Therapist, Shona Sala, has completed specialist training in the use of this equipment and already has significant experience. Patient feedback has already been extremely positive.
What is a dental hygienist?
Dental hygienists are specially trained to work as part of the dental team, to give care to patients. They play an important part in dental health care and are mainly concerned with preventive dental health and treating gum disease – showing you correct home care and helping to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
They will carefully remove the hard deposits of tartar (or ‘calculus’) that build up on the teeth and teach you how to prevent them coming back. This will do a lot to slow the progress of periodontal disease.
By talking to you about your diet, and recommending other preventive measures, the hygienist can help you keep to a routine that will slow down tooth decay and prevent staining and halitosis (bad breath). Regular visits and advice will help build your confidence in keeping your mouth healthy and teeth looking good.
Why is this dental treatment important now that I have dental implants?
Regular professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar around the dental implant(s), is essential to maintain healthy tissues around the implant(s) for the long term. It will also help to prevent unwanted complications around the dental implants such as peri-implantitis.
What is Peri-Implantitis?
Peri-implantitis is a destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants. The disease destroys the healthy gum attachment to the implant restoration, leading to gum infection, gum recession and bone loss around the implant. If left un-treated the disease can lead to failure of a dental implant(s).
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