Dental hygiene is an integral part of modern dentistry. It is performed by a trained dental hygienist. Regular dental hygiene will prevent gingivitis, periodontitis, tooth decay and other diseases.
We do our best to guarantee best treatment
Our cutting edge devices combine air flow and ultrasound, and are supplied by the Swiss brand EMS Master which we use to ensure the highest level of dental hygiene. The water temperature can be modified according to your preferences, so dental hygiene is accessible for even the most sensitive patients.
The dental hygienist performs the dental hygiene with magnifying glasses bearing 3x magnification, and therefore can detect even the smallest piece of tartar on your teeth, making dental hygiene as precise as possible.
How does dental hygiene work in our practice?
First, the dental hygienist evaluates the condition of the tissues in the oral cavity using a mirror and periodontal probe. This detects the presence of dental plaque, tartar and periodontal pockets.
The teeth are then stained with a special dye, which remains on the uncleaned surfaces of the teeth and therefore allows for instant detection of uncleaned areas.
If the patient brings his/her own toothbrush, an instruction on how to clean your mouth follows (they can also buy it at the clinic).
Plaque detection is followed by plaque removal and pigmentation, both below and above the gums with AIR FLOW®, or sandblasting with a very fine erythritol powder, PLUS. After this step, it is only tartar which remains in the mouth waiting to be removed, and so the treatment becomes faster and less painful.
We remove tartar with ultrasound and then continue the cleaning process. The areas where tartar were removed should be polished again with AIR FLOW®
If tartar is found lying deeper under the gums, it also must be removed. If this does not take place and stays for too long, there could be a loss of bone, which is called periodontitis. This treatment is called deep scaling, which takes place below the level of the gums. In such cases, we always anesthetize the patient, which is a basic prerequisite not only for patient comfort, but also for a thorough cleaning of the root surface.
Naturally there is a consultation and subsequent selection of suitable cleaning aids (e.g. interdental brushes, toothbrushes, single-bundle brushes, sonic brushes).
How often should you visit us for dental hygiene?
It depends on the condition of your oral cavity. It is usually sufficient once every six months, but if you have braces, an implant or periodontitis (gum disease), it is recommended once every three months.
From what age is dental hygiene appropriate?
The sooner the better. With our EMS Master, we can treat even the smallest patients :-)
The dental hygienist will be happy to answer all your questions. She works closely with the dentist and actively participates in improving the patient's oral health. Without good dental hygiene, the dentist cannot perform some procedures and treatments.
Among other things, the dental hygienist performs teeth whitening, bonding of dental jewelry, treatment of sensitive teeth, deep scaling or deep removal of tartar (possibly also under local anesthesia).