AquaCare Air Polishing and Abrasion

Air polishing with Sylc

Traditional professional cleaning of teeth has remained virtually unchanged for many years.

AquaCare uses a mix of air, water and a powder , Sylc manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline to gently wash away staining and to brighten teeth and reduces sensitivity from hot and cold.

Sylc’s unique formulation contains over 99% Novamin® – an advanced calcium phosphate technology, scientifically* proven to reduce sensitivity. Sylc particles quickly help to seal the channels that are responsible for sensitivity. It then forms an enamel-like layer which bonds to the tooth giving longer lasting protection from hot and cold drinks and food.

  • Removes food, coffee, tea, wine and tobacco stains
  • Non-invasive painless cleaning
  • Cleaner healthier teeth
  • Brighter smile
  • Restores the natural lustre appearance of healthy teeth
  • Provides quick desensitisation upon application

What can I expect after AquaCare with Sylc?

You should expect a ‘sandy’ feeling on your teeth immediately after treatment. Don’t worry! These are natural minerals attaching to the tooth surface. The ‘sandy’ feeling will go away leaving you with bright and smooth teeth.

How long should I wait to eat or drink?

It is recommended to wait at least one hour after treatment so that the minerals have formed the protective enamel-like layer.

How often should I be treated with Sylc?

It can be performed at every cleaning appointment.

Are there any side effects?

Sylc has been approved* for cleaning and polishing and there are no side effects with the use of Sylc.

Air abrasion

AquaCare uses breakthrough technology to deliver a comfortable, quick procedure by using a fine stream of fluid combined with a tiny volume of very fine aluminium oxide powder directed at the teeth to be treated with compressed air. Decay is then comfortably removed with minimal sensation, leaving healthy tooth material undisturbed.

While the technology cannot remove old metal fillings or prepare teeth for crowns it can treat many cavities

Is it safe?

Yes – you only need to wear eyewear.

Benefits of air abrasion

  • Unlike a conventional dental drill, hand instruments and ultrasonic devices, the AquaCare procedure makes no contact with your tooth.
  • Near absence of noise – unlike a conventional drill
  • No vibration
  • In fact, there is so little sensation that anaesthetic injections are often not necessary but this will depend on the depth of the decay.
  • The procedure leave more healthy tissue behind compared to conventional drilling.
  • Air abrasion is useful in repairing existing white fillings and is ideal for early