Some patients avoid going to the dentist for regular preventive care because they find the cleanings to be uncomfortable. They may also hate the noises made by various dental instruments. Is that true of you? Dr. Tindal understands such concerns, which is why he has invested in the Airflow Master Piezon machine, which uses advanced Piezo technology to provide a quieter, more comfortable dental hygiene experience.
Piezo is a shortened form of the word piezoelectricity. Piezoelectricity refers to the ability of some materials to produce an alternating current when they are exposed to certain types of stress. That may all sound like a bunch of scientific mumbo-jumbo, but the piezoelectricity actually has a number of useful applications in modern technology — yes, even in dental technology.
It is commonly used in ultrasonic scaling, which is the process that we use to remove harmful plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the teeth. The company Hu-Friedy, which created the Airflow Master machine, has harnessed piezoelectricity to create a more comfortable dental hygiene experience for patients.
The machine uses piezoelectric ultrasonic scaling to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth. It employs the energy of ultrasonic vibration to crush and remove hard, calcified deposits and result in a cleaner, healthier smile.
The Airflow Master machine can be used for two main purposes:
Dental hygienists and dentists are trained to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth using handheld tools. That is what happens in most dental offices. However, piezo ultrasonic technology offers some significant advantages over handheld instruments:
The Airflow Master Piezon device from Hu-Friedy comes with additional benefits. For example, it has a smart feature that senses when there is a tougher deposit of plaque on the teeth, and it can automatically increase its power. The tips of the device are also designed to be as gentle as possible on tooth enamel while still being tough on unwanted deposits.
Would you like to learn more about the technology that Dr. Tindal uses to enhance the patient experience in our office? Contact us today.