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AIRFLOW Glycine Powder

Smiling young manAt VT Perio, we utilize the latest technology and cutting-edge techniques to provide safer and more effective care. In many cases, these treatments are also more comfortable than traditional methods. One such treatment, AIRFLOW therapy, has revolutionized the way we remove stains and plaque deposits from your teeth and gingival tissues.

Air polishing treatment has been around since the 1970s, but AIRFLOW therapy has some benefits over typical air polishing methods. AIRFLOW therapy involves the use of erythritol or glycine powder. Studies show that these powders accomplish much more than classic powders like sodium bicarbonate.

What Is AIRFLOW Therapy?

During AIRFLOW therapy, Dr. Latypova uses a special hand tool connected to a larger unit that delivers compressed air in a warm water spray. Using strong air and water pressure, the hand tool produces a controlled stream of glycine powder directed at the surfaces of your teeth and gingival tissues.

This pressurized jet of water, powder, and air effectively removes surface stains, plaque, and other deposits like food particles. Classic powders like sodium bicarbonate might be effective in removing heavy stains, but they can also cause considerable damage to your roots. The use of glycine powder has been proven to be less abrasive on the root surfaces and gingival tissues.

The AIRFLOW glycine powder is also much more versatile than classic powders. Due to its improved safety, glycine can be used for the following applications:
•  Light to moderate stain removal
•  Supragingival biofilm and plaque removal
•  Teeth polishing
•  Effective cleanings before fluoride treatment, bleaching, and tooth decay diagnosis
•  Shallow subgingival biofilm removal
•  Teeth cleaning before sealant placement and orthodontic treatment
•  Reduction of tooth sensitivity issues
•  Restoration and dental implant maintenance
•  Treatment of periodontitis

Biofilm Removal

Plaque is a thin biofilm that constantly forms on and around our teeth. It also contains harmful bacteria responsible for the two most common dental problems: tooth decay and gum (periodontal) disease. While daily oral hygiene is the best way to keep plaque at bay, routine cleanings are also vital to your oral health.

Professional cleaning is typically the best way to remove plaque and tartar (calcified plaque that is extremely difficult to remove). AIRFLOW glycine powder can be an effective alternative to traditional cleaning methods. Removing biofilm from above and below the gingival tissues using AIRFLOW therapy helps us prevent dental caries and gum disease while preserving healthy enamel and healthy soft tissues.

Benefits of AIRFLOW Glycine Powder

AIRFLOW glycine powder has some benefits, some of which include:
•  Superior Results: AIRFLOW technology offers more effective biofilm management than traditional hand tools.
•  Superior Comfort: AIRFLOW is designed with patient comfort in mind, with minimal or no pain during the procedure.
•  Superior Safety: AIRFLOW glycine powder is minimally-abrasive, resulting in less gingival erosion and enamel damage.
•  Time Efficiency: Due to its effectiveness, glycine powder only takes about five seconds for each designated site, resulting in quicker procedures and shorter appointments.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Our office is designed for patients who want the very best in periodontal care. AIRFLOW glycine powder is just one of the many ways we have revolutionized our advanced treatment methods. Call (802) 447-3199 to schedule your appointment today!
VT Perio
Kateryna Latypova, DMD

Office hours

Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed


160 Benmont Avenue
Bennington, VT 05201-1889


Office: (802) 447-3199


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