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What medical condition would prevent you from using this polishing method?

What medical condition would prevent you from using this polishing method?

Patients with hypertension, Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, and metabolic alkalosis, as pumice can contain sodium. Patients with respiratory and infectious diseases,as polishing creates aerosols. Patients with periodontitis/gingivitis, and unhealthy, spongy, edematous tissue.

Is polishing harmful?

There isn’t any health benefit associated with polishing your teeth, as it isn’t going to have any effect on decay, oral cancer, or gum disease. Other organizations of authority when it comes to dental health have also stated that polishing isn’t a necessity.

What is air powder polishing?

Air polishing involves the use of compressed air, water, and glycine (or sodium bicarbonate) powder to disrupt oral biofilm and remove stain from tooth surfaces. Air polishing requires careful angulation to avoid trauma to oral soft tissues.

Is dental polishing harmful?

If you polish your teeth too much, you can: Wear down tooth enamel. Damage the tooth surface. Keep more bacteria on your teeth.

Are there risks to clients when using air abrasives?

Yes, air abrasion is safe. The only precautions needed before air abrasion are protective eye wear (to prevent eye irritation from the spray) and the use of a rubber dam (a rubber sheet that fits around teeth) or protective resin applied to nearby teeth and gums to protect areas of the mouth that aren’t being treated.

What is the most common cause of aerosol production when using air powder polishing?

Incorrect angUlation of the handpiece nozzle is probably the single most common cause of excess aerosol production. When clinicians direct the handpiece at a 900 angle toward facial.

When should you not polish your teeth?

While polishing certainly smooths out your teeth, it hasn’t been shown to make a huge difference in preventing gum disease or tooth decay. In fact, some studies have shown that polishing can even temporarily weaken your tooth enamel, making your teeth slightly more vulnerable until the outer layer of enamel grows back.

Does polishing make teeth sensitive?

If not done properly, polishing can remove the thin protective enamel and cause dental sensitivity.

Does air polishing hurt?

Does air polishing hurt? No, in fact most patients find that air polishing is a gentler experience than the traditional scale and polish tooth cleaning. The fine jet stream can reach in between teeth and under the gum line to provide a more effective clean without the intrusion of instruments to sensitive areas.

When polishing a patient’s teeth What should you polish first?

Step 1: Your teeth are inspected for decay and weak spots in the enamel. Step 2: Plaque and tartar are scraped from the surface of your teeth in a process called scaling. Step 3: Your teeth are then buffed and polished to remove staining before being flossed and topped with a protective coat of fluoride.

What are the contraindications for air polishing?

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association 2010 Position on Polishing Procedures lists the following as contraindications for air polishing procedures:1 Patients with respiratory, renal, or metabolic disease Patients on diuretics or long-term steroid therapy Patients with titanium implants (research is still needed in this area)

Does air polishing cause high blood pressure?

Patients on sodium–restricted diet and those with hypertension, although research shows that the amount of sodium bicarbonate ingested during air polishing is not sufficient to cause an increase in blood pressure or blood levels of sodium or alkalosis

Is air polishing safe?

Air polishing requires careful angulation to avoid trauma to oral soft tissues. Each manufacturer publishes guidelines regarding the safe use of the device, and thousands of dental patients are treated with this technology without injury every year. 1

Does air–powder polishing affect hard and soft tissues?

The effect of air–powder polishing on hard and soft tissues, restorative materials, sealants, orthodontic appliances and implants, as well as health risks and contraindications to air polishing are discussed. A comprehensive computer based search made use of the following databases: CINAHL, Ovid Medline and PubMed.