It is now widely known that oral hygiene plays a key role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. At our clinic, we do not merely offer you professional tooth cleaning and gum treatment, but also show you how to look after your teeth properly yourself.
A high level of hygiene that can be provided only by regular professional cleaning of the teeth is required to ensure continually healthy teeth. Even teeth that may seem clean should be cleaned professionally at least once every six months.
All our new patients are automatically required to undergo treatment with a dental hygienist after their initial check-up. Professional cleaning of the teeth is performed with the help of ultrasound and manual instruments known as curettes, which remove scale and plaque, and with the use of Airflow, which removes stains from tea, coffee and smoking. This is followed by local fluoridation which increases the resistance of the tooth enamel.
The dental hygienist then explains and demonstrates to the patient how to look after his or her teeth properly and recommends aids that can be used to care for the teeth. Proper hygiene will alleviate inflammation of the gums and extend the lifespan of the teeth, periodontium and any repair work performed, and also serves as prevention against periodontitis.
Proper dental hygiene ensures the appropriate environment in the patient’s mouth for the dentist to perform further treatment. A “dirty” environment in the oral cavity increases the risk of tooth decay and also reduces the lifespan of fillings and prosthetics, making the dentist’s work rather pointless.
For this reason any further planned treatment will be deferred if the patient refuses dental hygiene treatment in spite of the insistent recommendation of the dentist (only urgent treatment will be performed in acute cases).