Soda wash, tartar removal and polishing – essential procedures to prevent dental problems
To make sure your teeth will stay healthy and beautiful for a longer time, it is important to avoid major dental problems even before they occur. Air-flow procedures (including soda and pearl wash), polishing, and tartar removal are effective helpers.
Air-flow soda wash
The Air-flow procedure, or pearl whitening of teeth (also known as soda wash and pearl wash), is a painless procedure that removes stains and plaque from the teeth with a soda, water, and air jet.
The soda wash procedure does not damage your tooth enamel and results in whiter teeth than before.
Throughout our lives, our teeth are exposed to various dyes. This results in the teeth becoming darker. A soft tooth plaque that stays on the tooth for a longer period of time becomes mineralized and turns into tartar, which by itself, presses against the gum, causing sinking, periodontal pockets, unpleasant odors that cannot be removed with chewing gum or other rinse aids. The tooth enamel weakens, and emergence of caries begins.
Airflow soda wash is painless
In the past, hand tools – hooks of various lengths – were used to remove tartar, and the procedure was very painful. Thanks to the invention of the Air-flow system, the dental plaque removal procedure is now an absolutely painless process.
Efficient and safe method
Clinical studies have proven that a soda wash method to remove tartar from soft and hard tissue is efficient and safe. The advantages of the method are obvious. The teeth are cleaned with water and powder under high pressure, cleaning the tooth surface without touching or damaging the enamel. Fluoride varnish can be applied to teeth to prevent caries and tooth decay.
Timely tartar removal is the primary treatment for gingivitis.
How is tartar formed?
Tartar is a common problem – dental plaque builds up in the areas that are hard to reach during tooth brushing at home, which over time, mineralizes, leading to gum inflammation and bone tissue destruction. It is, therefore, important to have tartar removed by a specialist.
Because of tartar, bacteria will start living on the tooth surface and in the gum pockets, which can cause gingivitis, resulting in gum bleeding, swelling, and abscess. Bacteria destroy the attachment tissues in the dental alveolus, causing the tooth to move in its alveolus. Removal of tartar and plaque is the first treatment for gingivitis, which can be followed by laser treatment of the gums.
Consequences of gingivitis:
- Gum bleeding
- Tooth mobility
- Gum retraction
- Chronic periodontitis
- Removal of the tooth
Is tartar removal painful?
If necessary, the tartar removal procedure is performed with anesthesia.
Tooth polishing is a dental procedure used to prevent tooth problems. This makes the teeth whiter, stainless, and shiny. In addition, the procedure improves dental health and aesthetics.
Polishing with an abrasive paste can remove stains on teeth that are difficult to remove during daily oral care.
Generally, polishing is also carried out during soda wash.