We’re excited to bring the latest dental hygiene technology to Hopkins Dental. Find out how Swiss-manufactured EMS AIRFLOW® and a Guided Biofilm Therapy treatment can benefit your smile!
Our recently installed EMS AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master means that you can now experience stain-free, clean teeth on a whole new level. Give your teeth the best clean they’ve ever had!
What is EMS AIRFLOW®?
AIRFLOW® is a revolutionary, non-contact form of dental maintenance and prevention. It projects a controlled stream of air, water and very fine powder onto the tooth and in hard-to-reach areas to dislodge and remove food particles, plaque, discolouration and stains.
The high pressure water/air stream cleans your teeth much faster, efficiently and comfortably than the use of traditional polishing cups and paste. Traditional methods are often messy, painful, time consuming and can leave you with a not so clean taste in your mouth.
How does EMS AIRFLOW® work?
It is estimated that 1mm of dental plaque contains more than 200 million bacteria. If left untreated, the bacteria can spread and develop biofilm. Biofilm is a colony of bacteria that can cause gum disease and compromise your body’s immune defences.
When following the Guided Biofilm Therapy protocol and using the AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master device, firstly your Dentist will place a coloured dye onto your teeth to reveal any plaque and biofilm present in your mouth. This is a great motivational tool to show you the areas in your mouth that you need to spend a little more time cleaning at home.
Your Dentist will then efficiently remove the plaque build-up with AIRFLOW®. This is a big step in preventing and treating gingivitis (gum disease) and periodontitis.
You may feel a very light sensation, but AIRFLOW® and the Guided Biofilm Therapy protocol is a huge improvement for patients that suffer from dental phobia. Guided Biofilm Therapy is a quick, painless, non-invasive and soundless treatment, helping you to feel more comfortable at the dentist. The high pressure water of the AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master is heated to 40 degrees so it feels more like a spa bath in your mouth rather than a trip to the dentist!
It also works incredibly well at removing those stubborn coffee and red wine stains. As well as removing stains, the AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master can be used for many different treatment types including: cleaning orthodontic brackets, cleaning implants to minimise per-implantitis and to reduce the loss of implants.
If you have hard calculus, your Dentist may also need to use a PIEZON® ultrasonic on your teeth. However, the use of AIRFLOW® prior minimises the amount of time in which an ultrasonic is needed.
If you need to see one of our friendly Dentists, call Hopkins Dental on [insert number] to book your next appointment and be one of the first to benefit from the EMS AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master!