Know Why Air Flow Cleaning is Good for Gums
Know Why Air Flow Cleaning is Good for Gums
February 22, 2023

Air Flow Cleaning

This is an absolute favorite with patients! Innovative, classy, quick, and most of all pain-free, Airflow teeth cleaning is the newest teeth cleaning technology in town.

The concept:

Your dentist for airflow cleaning will use a small handheld device to apply a controlled, pressurized stream of fluid to your teeth and gums. The fluid is a mixture of water and a specially formulated powder that is sprayed on the teeth with a force high enough to remove plaque, calculus, and stains.

Dental cleaning in Dundas:

Dental hygiene needs to be prioritized. Periodic teeth cleaning, or “scaling,” as dentists call it, lowers the risk of developing gum disease, or gingivitis, and tooth decay. Bacteria in the mouth form a biofilm over the teeth and the gums by interacting with each other. These biofilms can result in painful tooth sensitivity, frequent gum bleeding, and bad breath.

The jet in the air flow technology uses the following components:

  1. A jet stream of distilled water
  2. Cleansing powder: sodium bicarbonate / osspraycalcium sodium / phosphosiliscate / erythritol are the various types of powders available.
  3. Compressed air

How does it work?

The kinetic energy produced by the jet along with the cleanser solution dislodges the dirt from the tooth surface without any physical contact between the device/instrument and the tooth enamel or the gums.

The benefits of airflow cleaning:

  • The process is comfortable
    Your gums and tooth surfaces are gently touched by a warm, gentle stream of water, and honestly, you feel nothing. Conventional ultrasonic scalers and polishing brushes are harsh and produce a sharp, prickly sensation. In comparison to this, Airflow teeth cleaning feels like a sauna bath.
    AirFlow teeth cleaning treatment is for you if the sound and sensation of metal scraping against your teeth makes you uneasy because it makes use of compressed air and water.
  • Superquick and fast
    The entire process takes about 10 to 12 minutes. Yes, that’s how fast it is. Your time with the dentist and in the dental chair is almost reduced to half.
    A regular scaling and polishing procedure takes about 40 seconds per tooth, whereas here, we spend no more than 10 seconds on each tooth.
    Airflow can be done as a regular procedure for all patients or as an adjunct for specialized gum procedures like flap surgery or laser (LANAP). It enhances the effects of the surgery and sanitizes the site of treatment.
  • Versatile and multifaceted
    Cleaning delicate or unreachable areas of the mouth can frequently be challenging. For example, the contact point of severely crowded teeth or the area around the wisdom teeth. Airflow can reach every nook and corner. Plaque and debris from the gums are removed during AirFlow stain removal using air and a streamlined water jet up to a depth of 5 mm.
    Airflow is secure and efficient on almost every oral surface. Metal and ceramic braces, dental implants, and ceramic crowns and veneers can all be treated with airflow in addition to dental enamel and gum tissue. This comes in handy as we do not need a rudimentary hand-held plastic scaler to be used by the dentist for dental implant scaling alone.
  • Airflow promotes gum health
    The powders used in airflow treatments not only remove stains and biofilm but are also specially formulated to inhibit bacterial growth. For instance, erythritol inhibits the reproduction of bacteria and also inactivates the bacterial growth process, preventing the formation of gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis.
  • Flavors
    Airflow teeth-cleaning powder is much more enjoyable now that it comes in a variety of flavors, including mint.
  • Sensitivity during and after teeth cleaning
    In patients with dental sensitivity, airflow teeth cleaning is ideal. Regular dental hygiene practices like scaling and polishing generate heat and vibrations that increase sensitivity. With the development of airflow teeth cleaning, this issue has been resolved because neither vibration nor heat is produced.

When should you avoid cleaning your teeth with airflow?

  1. Asthma and upper respiratory tract diseases like pharyngitis and laryngitis are exacerbated with airflow teeth cleaning.
  2. Young children are best refrained from it due to the high chances of ingesting the jet.
  3. The elderly usually have worn-out dentition; sensitivity is enhanced with airflow technology.
  4. Multiple composite fillings tend to discolor with airflow technology.
  5. Extensive tooth decay can precipitate pain with airflow.


You will have a more radiant smile following your initial appointment after the Airflow teeth cleaning. However, it is not dental bleaching, so fluorosis and congenital dental issues may leave some stains behind.

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