PROFESSIONAL HYGIENE AND PROPHYLAXIS
Proper and regular hygiene is the foundation of health and beauty.
Thorough tooth and oral cavity hygiene is a prerequisite for their health, the health of the chewing system, and the body as a whole. It is important to emphasize that infections in the oral cavity, such as chronic periodontal disease or chronic periapical osteitis (granuloma) may be the cause of many other diseases, such as joint inflammation, heart attack or stroke, kidney diseases, eyes and vision problems or dermatological diseases.
The primary goal of the dental profession, in addition to the treatment itself, is preventative action, i.e. prevention of caries and other diseases and disorders of the chewing system, and patient education.
At Dental Estethic Center, we take extreme care of dental aesthetics and emphasise the importance of regular oral hygiene and how it maximally contributes to the beautiful appearance of teeth and dental tissue, which is the main prerequisite of a beautiful smile.
Our staff was specially educated and trained in Germany and Switzerland, in the field of professional dental hygiene and prophylaxis. For all these reasons, in our work with patients, we regularly and gladly dedicate a significant amount of time to oral hygiene and prophylaxis.
Removing of dental calculus (scaling or debridement) and tooth polishing
In order to keep your teeth beautiful and healthy, have them regularly examined by a dentist and professionally cleaned (removal of the dental calculus) and polished at least twice a year.
At Dental Esthetic Center, we perform the removal of dental calculus comfortably and painlessly, using Sonicflex ultrasound extensions. The removal of possible soft deposits and fine tooth polishing is performed by air-polishing, using a Prophy-flex device, with fluorine-based microgranules that prevent the formation of caries.
At the end of the process, we apply a fluoride gel on the teeth, to further protect them and prevent caries.
The latest research tells us that it is sufficient to brush your teeth twice a day, which is also the recommendation of the American Dental Association.
Your toothbrush must not be too large to be able to reach the entire surface of teeth and gums. Your toothbrush must be of medium and soft bristles, not hard-bristled. By using a harder toothbrush, you can create micro-damage on the tooth surface, where deposits are easier to accumulate, which usually leads to erosion of the tooth enamel and the possible emergence of caries.
Teeth and gums need to be simultaneously brushed in circular movements, from the bottom of the gum to the crown of the tooth, until you thoroughly go over all the tooth and gum surfaces.
There are many high quality toothpaste brands present on the market today, which mostly contain fluorine - for the prevention of caries, as well as some other anti-sensitivity ingredients and fine tooth polishing particles.
The choice of toothpaste is a personal choice for every patient. Most of the toothpastes we can find on the market presently, meet the criteria of modern dental medicine.
Regular and correct teeth brushing is much more important than choosing from different types of toothpastes.
Dental floss is a great tool for cleaning the space between the teeth which we cannot reach with the standard toothbrush, especially with very compact teeth. The thin, waxed silk passes even between the tightest spaces between the teeth and cleanses them.
It is sufficient to use the dental floss once a day.
There are many dental floss brands present on the market today. The choice of dental floss is a personal choice for every patient.
In addition to the dental floss, very practical interdental toothbrushes can also be used, which impeccably reach even the most inaccessible areas between the two teeth.
Tooth shower is especially recommended to patients with implants, and to patients with prosthetic replacements such as bridges, various anchors, and bars in combined fixed-mobile prosthetics.
The tooth shower is a portable personal hygiene device that uses a powerful, thin water spurt to clean the spaces between the teeth and also to massage the gums and make them firmer, thereby preventing their inflammation.
Using the tooth shower, we can reach even the most cramped places between our teeth and tooth replacements that we cannot access with a classic toothbrush or dental floss.
It consists of a water tank and shower extensions - there are usually 4 pieces provided in a set, so that the whole family can use it.
It is advised to put one-third of chlorhexidine-based antiseptics (commonly known as mouthwash) in the water tank, and use this solution to clean your teeth with the tooth shower.
The electric toothbrush is an excellent tooth hygiene tool, available to us today. It performs proper regular circular movements, brushing your teeth and gums for you.
High quality electric toothbrushes usually have several programs for different types of movement and duration of brushing your teeth and massaging your gums.
They also have special fibres which change the polarity of the tooth surface during brushing, with electrostatic effect and thus reduce the deposition of plaque on your teeth.
Another dental hygiene device you can find on the market is one that combines the tooth shower and the electric toothbrush.
The choice of which dental hygiene device to use is individual.
Mouthwash liquids are very useful, and their main role is reduction of bacteria in oral cavity and bacterial deposits on the teeth. They give you a feeling of freshness in your mouth and reduce unpleasant bad breath.
These mouthwashes are, in fact, chlorhexidine-based antiseptics for local application in the oral cavity with a pronounced depo effect (a long-lasting effect after applying) and are effective against a wide spectrum of bacteria.
Along with mechanical brush cleaning, the depo effect of the chlorhexidine activity, which is the active ingredient of the fluid, slows the development of bacterial biofilm on your teeth and reduces the amount of bacteria in the mouth.
Rinsing your mouth with chlorhexidine is especially recommended for treating periodontal diseases, before and after surgical procedures performed in the oral cavity and dental implant placements.
On the market, there are different products of pleasant taste and fragrance, in different concentrations
Excessive use of mouthwash is also not desirable.
It is best to consult your dentist about your choice of mouthwash and its application.