What is dental hygiene
Dental hygiene includes a set of preventive treatments designed to prevent cavities, inflammation, and mouth diseases, and maintain your own teeth for your whole life. It is a professional cleaning of teeth from deposits that do not belong there and cause the damage to the enamel and gums.
Dental hygiene in the clinic includes
- Ultrasonic cleaning
- Manual cleaning with special tools
- Airflow cleaning
- Polishing teeth
- Mouth rinsing and disinfection, application of anti-inflammatory and fluoride gel
- Detailed performance check and instructions
Additional services: teeth whitening, deep cleansing (in case of worse conditions)
Dental hygiene does not hurt
We often come to the dentist when it's too late. The key to a painless dentist visit is not to underestimate dental care. We should do this regularly not only at home, but also professionally - in the dental hygiene clinic. If the patient takes good care of their teeth and gums for a long time, dental hygiene is not a painful procedure. What causes the pain is revealed and sensitive dental necks or inflamed gums.
The oral cavity is the gateway to the entire body. Inflamed gums are caused by bacteria and they are bleeding. This way (by blood stream) the infection can reach the whole body, causing, for example, endocarditis, kidney problems or, during pregnancy can lead to premature birth . Among other things, they can damage blood vessels and start or aggravate many autoimmune diseases. Therefore, regular care is not only an aesthetic matter, but the health aspect is also especially important.
When to visit dental hygiene office?
- You feel plaque on your teeth
- You have dark pigments deposited on your teeth
- Your gums are bleeding
- Dental necks are exposed
- Mouth odour
At-home dental care
Individual dental care is equally important compared to dental hygiene at a specialist's office. At home, you should perform oral hygiene at least twice a day - every morning and evening.
The basis is to choose the right toothbrush. It should have straight and thick fibres, with a soft or medium hardness. Also, the tooth cleaning technique is important. Our experts recommend wiping technique, especially because of its tooth environmental friendliness. In many cases, with this technique, the patient pays attention to the gums and the crown, but inadvertently omits the cervix, the so-called gingival groove. A suitable supplement is the so-called single-bundle brush, with which you can clean the groove in detail.
Another frequently used method of brushing teeth is the circular method. Schill Dental Clinic specialists, however, do not recommend it to everyone. Using it depends on the client's conditions. Patients often exert too much pressure on the toothbrush, which can damage teeth and gums more than it can help in the long run.
Interdental toothbrushes, dental floss, or superfloss are a must in individual dental hygiene. If you haven't used dental tools to this date, our experts will not only show you instructions along with the right technique and tooth cleaning system during your first visit, you will also receive a dental hygiene package for three months of use. Come and see that dental hygiene is a simple, quick, and especially painless way to prevent not only caries.
Proper technique and method form the base of home dental care. It is especially important to clean the teeth properly. Choosing the toothpaste, mouthwash, or gels is therefore not so critical to oral hygiene. These aids do not get through dental plaque. It needs to be removed first and then thorough cleansing follows.
Do you want to find out if you clean your teeth properly? Book an appointment with our experienced specialist.
What are your most frequent questions
Professional dental care is not limited by age. It is best to start with dental hygiene as early as possible. Creating a habit to the feeling of fresh mouth is especially important in children. They learn to perceive dental care as one of the cornerstones of good health.
In the office conditions, you do not have to be afraid your enamel will be damaged. The abrasiveness of the activity being performed is adequate to preserve tooth enamel. The current state of tooth enamel is taken into account in the procedure. The dental hygienist determines what grain thickness of the sanding material is best suited to the patient.
Despite regular care, it is important that each client visits the dental hygienist at least once, ideally twice a year. Even more often in case of serious conditions. The entire process from entering the office to the final clean smile takes from 30 minutes to an hour.
Although the approximate cost of dental hygiene can be determined in advance, the final amount depends on other specific factors. Especially important is the condition of the teeth or even the number of teeth in the mouth.