Patients in Clearwater, FL enjoy hygiene visits with the benefits of EMS technology
Most people love the outcome of a dental hygiene appointment – whiter teeth, fresher breath, and a smooth, clean feel. Yet few of us pleasantly anticipate the oral gymnastics, scraping, and polishing of a traditional cleaning procedure. With EMS airflow technology, patients of Behm Natural Dentistry in Clearwater, FL enjoy the health and aesthetic benefits of a clean mouth, without the metal instruments.
Why teeth need to be cleaned
Bacteria are unicellular organisms. They are believed to the first life form on earth, and they are still around, which tells you a lot about the tenacity of bacteria. Many strains serve beneficial purposes in the human body, such as helping to break foods down for digestion. Other types including Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus spp., Bifidobacterium spp., and Atopobium which live in the oral cavity are a threat to the viability of teeth, soft tissues, and the entire body.
Like every other living organism, bacteria strive to survive. To this end, they create a sticky film called plaque. It protects bacteria from being flushed away by saliva, and it helps to trap food debris. These types of oral bacteria thrive on carbohydrates in sweet and starchy foods. As all other living creatures also do, bacteria produce waste as part of their digestive process. Its high acidity nature irritates gum tissues and eats holes in tooth enamel.
Daily brushing and flossing with the right tools and precise technique go a long way toward removing plaque and the bacteria that reside in it. However, these microscopic creatures have an excellent knack for hiding in tiny crevices in dentition, where toothbrush bristles cannot disrupt them. Bacteria re-populate quickly, too, doubling their numbers about every 20 minutes.
So, why not just keep the mouth sterile by rinsing frequently with a bacteria-killing liquid? As mentioned earlier, some strains are beneficial. The goal is to maintain a balanced ecosystem in the mouth, not barren terrain. Plus, harsh sterilizing chemicals are harmful to soft tissues and absorbed into the bloodstream.
Regular teeth cleaning by a trained dental hygiene professional is essential to a healthy mouth. With EMS airflow technology, the procedure is gentle and efficient and poses little or no secondary risk to the patient.
How EMS airflow technology is different
Traditional oral prophylaxis involves removal of bacteria, plaque deposits, and hardened tartar by picking and scraping with metal instruments. This can injure soft tissues, thus allowing dangerous pathogens to enter the bloodstream and trigger systemic inflammation. Oral bacteria are linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory ailments, Alzheimer’s disease, and other grave conditions.
Then, stains are removed by polishing teeth with a gritty compound and cupped rubber handpiece. There are toxic chemicals in polishing paste, and the procedure creates vibration and heat which can irritate nerves in teeth.
At Behm Natural Dentistry, we replace conventional teeth cleaning with a technique that resolves all these issues. The EMS airflow device creates a measured combination of warm water, ultrafine non-toxic particles, and compressed air in a stream that the clinician precisely controls. It blasts plaque and stains from tooth surfaces, without discomfort or harm to oral tissues.
Clearwater, FL practice offers benefits of EMS technology
Here are some of the ways our patients benefit from this advanced prophy method:
- Superior cleaning of all tooth surfaces – the stream reaches bacteria and soft deposits in tight areas where a dental explorer or probe cannot go.
- Reduced risk of damage to hard and soft tissues.
- Less chance of sensitivity, since there is no direct contact, pressure, or heat.
- No unpleasant noise, vibration, or toxic chemicals.
- Effectively removes surface stains, including between teeth.
- Takes less time than traditional cleaning.
- Teeth feel incredibly smooth.
- Safe for cleaning periodontal pockets, with little or no bleeding.
- Gentle enough to safely clean dental restorations – veneers, crowns, bridges, and dental implants.
- Great way to clean around affixed orthodontic hardware.
- Micro-particles fill exposed dentin tubules, which supports the regeneration of damaged teeth.
Part of a greater plan of biological care
A naturally clean mouth contributes to oral health, which in turn supports systemic wellness. It is all part of the mouth-body connection. The investment in EMS airflow technology is just one of the ways Dr. Raymond Behm delivers the benefits of healthy biological dental care to his patients. Call Behm Natural Dentistry in Clearwater, FL at 727-888-6929 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Behm and a hygiene treatment like nothing you’ve experienced before.