Sandblast your teeth - how does that work and what does it do?

The connoisseurs of tea, coffee and nicotine can sing a song about it: discoloration on the teeth can hardly be removed by conventional methods. But that's fine with the dentist, who uses a special sandblasting process for his teeth. What this brings, how it works and what it costs, you can read here.

Sodium bicarbonate and water

The procedure at the dentist works like a small high-pressure cleaner. From a device comes a fine jet of water, which contains a grinding substance. Mostly the sodium bicarbonate, but also calcium carbonate is used, because it is not so sharp and therefore gentler.

As with sandblasting, the high pressure water jet removes all discoloration from the tooth surface. However, risks exist with exposed tooth necks, with tooth pockets and with existing bacterial infections in the oral cavity (germ transmission). Normally the cost of such a treatment is between 65 and 85 EUR.

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The method really only removes discoloration - the effects of inadequate oral hygiene, as well as tartar, are not affected by it, even dental plaque remain.

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