Sandblasting – this is the next stage of hygiene-related procedures. The purpose of this stage is to remove any discoloration or teeth caused by coffee or cigarettes. To achieve this goal, a dental hygienist uses a special device called a sandblaster, together with the appropriate chemicals used for sandblasting.
The nature of this procedure is simple – the abovementioned impurities are removed by a high-pressure water jet in which the water is mixed with the abrasive. Due to this, the cleaning agent easily reaches the most inaccessible places, such as cavities or spaces between the teeth.
During the procedure, a suction tip is used all the time – it sucks off excess sand mixed with water. From the patient’s point of view, the procedure is not unpleasant. The impression during the process comes from the water flowing out of the sandblaster, which hits the teeth. However, there may be a slight discomfort due to the presence of a large amount of sandblasting solution in the mouth. This treatment is usually offered with scaling and polishing.
Regular sanding of teeth to remove small impurities and discoloration should be treated as a preventive measure. In this way, we are able to prevent the growth of bacteria, it also prevents gum and tooth diseases and maintains the aesthetic appearance of the teeth.
However, it should be noted that some discoloration cannot be removed in this way. This applies to permanent discoloration within the tooth enamel, e.g. after treatment with tetracyclines or treatments using iron preparations.