What is a dental cleaning procedure?
An air-flow (or dental cleaning procedure) removes pigmented stains and impurities from the tooth enamel that occur due to strongly-coloured foods such as beets, coffee, turmeric and red wine. A dental cleaning procedure is a mildly-abrasive method that removes the plaque and other impurities, thereby smoothing the natural surface of the teeth. The dental cleaning procedure eliminates pigment spots, as well as being a healthy prophylaxis against caries, periodontitis, and the mineralisation of dental plaque.
For chronic gum inflammation, a dental cleaning procedure is an appropriate part of dental hygiene and should be performed 2-4 times a year. For heavy smokers and periodontitis sufferers, a dental cleaning procedure should be performed more frequently – as agreed with a dental hygienist, who will consider the dental condition and recommend the appropriate periodicity.