One of the services Dr. Downing is proud to offer is air polishing. Air polishing is a state-of- the-art procedure designed to give you the most advanced dental experience possible. One of the major benefits provided by air polishing is the fact that it allows our dentists to fight and prevent periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). While we realize that your oral hygiene habits are extremely important to fight off gum disease, we also understand that at times plaque and tartar need to be removed by specialized dental tools. Along with at least two professional cleanings a year, we can utilize air polishing to clean hard-to-reach areas. If you decide that air polishing is right for you, our team will use low-pressure air mixed with water, baking soda, salt, and other powders to gently wash away deposits and stains. Dr. Downing might also suggest air polishing in order to:

  • Lighten or eliminate heavy stains
  • Wash away biofilm
  • Clean the biofilm from between the gums and teeth
  • Desensitize your smile
  • Remineralize your teeth

If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of dental air polishing in Columbia, South Carolina, we invite you to contact us today. We are eager to hear from you soon.