air-powder polishing

air-pow·der pol·ish·ing

(ār powdĕr polish-ing)
Technique for extrinsic stain removal that uses a mixture of warm water, sodium bicarbonate powder (as an abrasive to remove stains), and air. Action of sodium bicarbonate varies with grit used.

air-powder polishing,

n a technique for plaque and stain removal in which sodium bicarbonate particles and water are propeled against the teeth in a regulated flow using air and water pressure. Also called
airabrasive or
airbrasive.
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This study concluded that once teeth have been sealed, cleaning those surfaces with air-powder polishing should be avoided.
This study suggested that an aerosol reduction device be used during air-powder polishing.
Abrasive effect of air-powder polishing on smooth surface sealants.
Abrasiveness of an air-powder polishing System on root surfaces in vitro.
Gerbo LR, Lacefield WR, Barnes CM, Russell CM: Enamel roughness after air-powder polishing.
Gutmann MSE, Marker VA, Gutmann JL: Restoration surface roughness after air-powder polishing.
Effects of an air-powder polishing system on orthodontically bracketed and banded teeth.