Professional dental cleaning procedures

It’s better to prevent than to treat. With a short mention – you need to know how to prevent in order to do a good job. When it comes to keeping your teeth healthy, you need to know how to care for them properly, and the best person to show you how to do it is the dentist.

Did you know that those nasty interdental cavities appear mainly because of incorrect brushing? Even if you brush your teeth twice a day. Even if you use a brush and a toothpaste that promises to protect you from cavities. Learn how to care for your teeth and what are the regular dental cleaning procedures that help keep your teeth healthy.

Whatever age you are, talk to a dentist about how to brush properly, how to use dental floss, a dental irrigator and mouthwash.

Preventing dental problems

For adults

You have probably heard that the purpose of dental hygiene is to remove the bacterial plaque from the teeth and prevent it from building up in the form of tartar.

What does this mean? Let’s translate. In the visible part of the teeth, the bacterial plaque and the tartar cause those mischievous cavities. They also go under the gum and advance to the tooth root and cause gingivitis and periodontitis while progressing.

Proper oral hygiene involves regular and correct dental brushing (minimum 2 times a day), dental floss and mouthwash.

For children

Dental hygiene begins with the first baby tooth. With a toothbrush and toothpaste adapted to your child’s age. Start getting them used to dental hygiene twice a day, because cavities appear and evolve quickly on their baby teeth. They should be treated as quickly as possible since the dental infection can be transmitted through the bloodstream to the main organs.

After the permanent teeth erupt, it is advisable to seal the teeth’s depressions and grooves to protect them from the cavities since the little ones are not so meticulous when it comes to dental brushing and so there is a risk that the teeth will go bad. Sealing materials wear out in a few years but can be easily replaced.

Dental prophylaxis procedures

  • Dental check-ups every 6 months - a lot of things can happen in half a year - new cavities, tartar, inflamed gums, or dental fractures that you do not know about. Therefore, a dental check-up will indicate your incipient problems, which are very easy and quick to solve.
  • Professional scaling and brushing - Made once a year to remove the bacterial plaque, dental plaque and unsightly stains that may appear on the surface of the teeth.
  • Fluoride treatment and depressions and fossils¬†sealing - dental methods to prevent cavities in children.
  • Protecting teeth in case of bruxism - dental collars that will protect teeth while sleeping from involuntary jaw movements in case of bruxism.

FAQ about Dental Prophylaxis

Yes. The more sweets and carbohydrates we consume, the more we “feed” the bacterial plaque. A good diet for dental health is one based on foods containing fluorine and protein.

For smokers, scaling and professional dental brushing is required every 3 months.

The child’s first dental experience will determine how he will see the dentist from now on. That’s why it’s so important to take your child to a calm and warm dentist who knows how to deal with the little one’s frights and not create new ones.

You have to keep in mind that dental problems are often transmitted to permanent teeth too, so you can not leave the child with cavities on his baby teeth assuming they will eventually fall and everything will be ok. Take care of your child’s oral health in order for him to become an adult with healthy teeth.

Not at all. Dental scaling does not damage the tooth, but allows removal of tartar buildup and bacterial plaque, leaving all surfaces of the tooth clean. Scaling is usually followed by professional brushing and Air Flow – a procedure that cleanses the teeth of bacterial plaque and stains and gives a healthy glow to the teeth.


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