Normal dental scaling removes tartar and plaque but can be a little too abrasive when used to remove heavy stains.
Air polishing is a great effective solution for patients wanting to achieve stain free smile.
Staining can arise from a variety of sources:
- Red wine
- Some mouthwashes
Air polishing is pain free, comfortable and non-invasive and is achievable in a single visit. It involves using a steady stream of pressurised bicarbonate of soda combined with stain removing particles and water to remove surface stains. This is followed by a special polish using a diamond based polishing paste to give those teeth an extra special shine. It is a very popular treatment with patients and is great for revitalising your smile.
Put some sparkle in your smile – ask your dentist about air polishing
Icon – White Spot Treatment
Icon is a revolutionary treatment that can improve the appearance of white spots or a mottled appearance of teeth without drilling.
What causes white spots?
White spots are very common and can be caused by a range of factors including:
Fluorosis – this occurs when there is a very high fluoride intake when the adult teeth are developing
Decalcification – this is the loss of minerals from the enamel and can occur after orthodontic treatment
White spots on adult teeth due to trauma as a baby
How can they be treated?
In the past, the only way to treat teeth with white lesions was to cover these up with composite bonding or veneers. These types of treatments require the removal or destruction of healthy tooth material and are not favoured by modern dentists.