Our team at White Knoll Comprehensive Dentistry is proud to utilize state-of-the-art procedures to help you have the most relaxing, efficient experience possible with our dentists. One of the services we offer to help us meet this goal is air polishing. This particular treatment is frequently used to remove stains or to remove the plaque and tartar that cause gum disease. While at-home brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings are important for removing this plaque and tartar, air polishing can clean areas that are more difficult to reach. Air polishing is done by using a stream of low-pressure air mixed with baking soda, salt, other powders, and water to gently spray away soft deposits and stains. However, Dr. Paul R. Downing, DMD may also recommend air polishing to:
- Remove heavy stains
- Clean away biofilm
- Remove subgingival biofilm (or the biofilm between the gum and tooth)
- Desensitize your tooth
- Remineralize your tooth
Because air polishing has a wide array of benefits, our team recommends that you schedule a consultation with our dentists before deciding on this treatment. If you are interested in learning more about how we can utilize air polishing in Lexington, South Carolina, to benefit your smile, please feel free to contact us soon.