As is known, in modern dentistry several methods of professional teeth cleaning are used:

  • Dry cleaning of teeth is carried out with the help of special pastes or gels, which are applied to the surface of the teeth and activated by the laser. In fact, this method is based on a chemical reaction.
  • Mechanical cleaning can be manual (hygienic cleaning with the help of special brushes and hooks) and mechanical (cleaning with the Air flow system).
  • Ultrasonic cleaning of teeth is carried out by a special device that emits vibrational waves. It is considered the safest method of professional teeth cleaning, but at the same time has some contraindications.

More and more experts say that the chemicals used during cleaning are aggressively affecting the tooth enamel. Actually, therefore, chemical cleaning of teeth becomes less and less popular every year. It is worth noting that it is impossible to talk about the benefits or harm of dry cleaning - it depends much on the quality of the dentifrices used and the professionalism of your dentist.
Mechanical and ultrasonic cleaning are equally popular and demanded services. As practice shows, most patients do not understand the difference between mechanical cleaning of teeth from ultrasound. Actually, therefore, in cases when for any reason the dentist offers to do an ultrasonic cleaning instead of a mechanical cleaning of the Air flow, many patients do not know whether to agree to this option.

The main differences between ultrasonic teeth cleaning and mechanical air flow:

  • Contraindications.
    Ultrasonic cleaning is contraindicated in patients with increased sensitivity or with diseases of the teeth and gums. Mechanical cleaning Air flow does not recommend patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Duration of procedure and effect
    Cleaning the air flow takes much less time than cleaning your teeth with ultrasound. But the Air flow is characterized by a longer lasting effect.
  • Specificity of action
    Ultrasonic cleaning is more effective for removing tartar of any thickness than mechanical cleaning. In addition, unlike mechanical, it can be used to remove subgingival stones. But at the same time, in the presence of crowns, braces or veneers, it is better to give preference to cleaning the Air flow, because it is characterized by a softer effect on the enamel.

In principle, we can say that ultrasonic and mechanical cleaning of teeth - interchangeable techniques: wherever ultrasonic cleaning is contra-indicated the best alternative is Air flow; And where mechanical cleaning is ineffective, ultrasound will be the solution to the problem. To choose this or that method of professional cleaning of teeth is based on the specifics of the body. It is better to trust the dentist to resolve this issue.