No one really looks forward to a visit to the dentist, do they? While it’s satisfying rolling your tongue across professionally cleaned teeth… the experience of a professional clean is hardly something you look forward to.
A standard clean and scale is noisy and uncomfortable. Your mouth is prised open for eternity (feels), you can’t swallow, the high-pitched squeal of the drill makes your hair stand on end, and the spray of your own spit in your face is anything but enjoyable. However, we know this biannual trip to the dentist is a necessary evil to maintain good oral health and to help avoid bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease.
A 2011 report by Dental Health Services Victoria found poor dental health is linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and dementia. A 2004 Belgian study showed a strong correlation between heart and gum disease, with 91 per cent of patients diagnosed with cardiovascular problems also suffering from gum disease. The conclusion, regular visits to the dentist should be made a priority whether you like it or not!
Generally, like I do not until I was introduced to EMS AIRFLOW® Dental spa! Oh yeah, a spa treatment for your teeth. This is to teeth what MicroDermabrasion is for your face. The process works hard to remove or the ‘yuk’ while you lay back and relax. A little like a high-pressure hose take mould of your roof tiles! Jets of warm water replace manual pick and prod. No drills, picks or gripping the chair while the dentists scrape the back of your teeth to remove ‘not about to budge’ plaque.
Tabitha Acret, Leading Dental Hygienist, says “EMS AIRFLOW® Dental spa means you can now experience lighter, brighter, clean teeth without the pain! No more mess, no more nails scraping like noise on the blackboard and no more cold water.
AIRFLOW® is a revolutionary, non-contact form of dental cleaning and prevention. It projects a controlled stream of air, warm water and powder onto the tooth and in hard-to-reach areas to dislodge and remove food, bacteria, discolouration and stains.
Goodbye coffee and red wine stains! The high-pressure water and air stream clean your teeth much faster, efficiently and comfortably than the use of traditional cleaning methods. AIRFLOW® is akin to being at a day spa but instead of beauticians working on your face, your dentist or dental hygienist is gently exfoliating your teeth. With the water in the AIRFLOW® Dental Spa heating up to 40 degrees, it’s a positively warm experience!”
The 6 Steps to Spa-rkling Teeth!
Your dental professional checks your teeth and gums.
2) Staining the plaque
Using a disclosing agent, dental plaque becomes visible on your teeth. This helps your hygienist see where to clean.
3) The Dental Spa
The combination of air, fine powder and warm water creates a spray that will gently exfoliate your teeth, without the device physically touching them.
4) PERIOFLOW® (if necessary)
In case you suffer from Periodontitis (gum inflammation) or have implants, your dental professional will clean more thoroughly.
5) PIEZON® (if necessary)
This No-Pain instrument will remove any remaining tartar on your teeth. It is minimally invasive, comfortable and highly efficient.
6) The Once Over
Your dental professional will do a final check to ensure all biofilm and tartar is removed.
I can guarantee, once you have had your teeth cleaned by the AIRFLOW® Dental spa, you will look forward to your 6-monthly clean.