Dental hygiene treatment

Dental hygiene treatment

Dental care plays an indispensable role in preserving the integrity of the teeth and the health of the oral cavity. All this includes regular dental care at home and regular dental cleaning done by a dentist or a hygienist. 

Brushing your teeth at home helps to prevent the accumulation of plaque and tartar but it’s important to know that petrified plaque (tartar) can only be removed by an expert. In most cases, tartar develops in areas that are near the salivary gland ducts or where it’s more difficult to keep your teeth clean. Tartar might appear along the protruding edges of dental fillings and incorrectly built dentures or on rough tooth surfaces.

Calculus is the name given to the hardened materials left on the teeth. The scaling of this debris can be done in two different ways, supragingival and subgingival. Supragingival removes only the plaque and debris that can be seen above the gum line. Subgingival is the removal of debris stuck one to two mm below the gum line.

What happens during a dental hygiene treatment?

I. step - A physical exam

Most teeth cleanings are performed by a dental hygienist. Before the actual cleaning process begins, they start with a physical exam of your entire mouth.

The dental hygienist uses a small mirror to check around your teeth and gums for any signs of gingivitis (inflamed gums) or other potential concerns.

If they detect major problems, the dental hygienist might call the dentist to make sure it’s fine to proceed.

II. step - Removing plaque and tartar

With the small mirror to guide them, the dental hygienist uses a scaler to get rid of plaque and tartar around your gum line, as well as in between your teeth. You’ll hear scraping, but this is normal. At our clinic, we remove tartar using an ultrasonic scaler. This device flutters the tartar from the tooth surface and it doesn’t harm the enamel at all. The more tartar there is in your mouth, the more time they’ll need to scrape a particular spot.

Then, we continue cleaning the teeth using a dental sandblaster that vanishes discoloration even in areas that are difficult to access. Sandblasting is particularly useful for patients wearing braces since plaque generally accumulates along the edges of the bonded brackets. In order to achieve perfect cleanness, we complement this treatment with manual instruments.

Brushing and flossing stops plaque from building up and hardening into tartar. Once you have tartar, you can only have it removed at your dentist’s office. So if this is your least favorite part of the teeth cleaning process, the lesson is to brush and floss more often.

Step III. - Gritty toothpaste cleaning

At the end of tartar removal, we polish the teeth to get the perfect shine. 
After your teeth are completely tartar-free, the hygienist brushes them with a high-powered electric brush.which makes a grinding noise. While it sounds scary, it’s a great way to get a deep clean and remove any tartar left behind from the scaler.

Step IV. - Cleaning and flossing tips

Our dental hygienist experts help you to get to know and acquire the adequate teeth cleaning technique and its tools so that you can protect the health of your teeth and gums.

Check our dental hygienic special offers here: Dual tartar removal

From gingivitis to periodontal disease

Tartar might induce gingivitis and - if not treated - periodontal disease. The symptoms of these are swollen gum tissue, bleeding gums and halitosis. Tartar might extend under the gum while making a hotbed for periodontal disease which causes bone destruction - in severe cases, all this might lead to tooth loss. In order to avoid this, it is highly recommended to have a tartar removal every six months besides taking care of your oral hygiene at home. We suggest a dental hygiene treatment every three months for our patients who have periodontal disease or wear a fix orthodontic instrument.

More details about periodontal disease: Treating periodontal disease

See below our FAQ, to get some more detailed insight! 

Tartar is none other than calcified food leftovers and other contaminations that are deposited on the tooth surface. If there’s too much of them on your teeth, yellowish discoloration occurs which is clearly visible to the naked eye.

On one hand, tartar is an aesthetic problem since yellow teeth don’t provide a beautiful sight. However, it’s more important that tartar may lead to other diseases, such as gingivitis.

In order to avoid all this, it’s worth having your tartar removed to keep your gums healthy for a long time!

You can find some information about our packages here: Dental hygiene treatment deals but our colleague can also give you information about the treatments, prices and you can ask an appointment for the treatment too. Contact: +36-70-408-7088 or [email protected]

When  dental hygienists clean your teeth, they’re providing several different services at once. First, they remove tartar build-up on your teeth. Removing tartar early prevents it from seriously affecting your tooth and gum health by causing decay or disease. Second, they can identify signs of serious health risks like chronic inflammatory gum disease or even mouth cancer. The earlier your dentist or hygienist identifies these problems, the more effective subsequent treatment will be.

Establishing a regular dental cleaning routine has considerable long-term health benefits. Every time you see your dentist or hygienist, for instance, they can evaluate the efficiency of your personal dental care regimen. Following their recommendations will help you keep your mouth healthy over time. Specialist can also monitor the condition of possible dental problems and help make sure they don’t grow worse. You could think of a regular dental cleaning and check-up appointment as a check-in with your dental health “coaches.” Plus, you’ll leave with a brighter and healthier smile!

The old “get your teeth cleaned once every six months” rule is a good standard for most people, but it may not work for everyone. No two people have exactly the same dental health, so it’s impractical to recommend the exact same schedule for everyone. Ultimately, how often you should see your specialist depends on several risk factors. People with a history of chronic gum disease should visit their specialist more often than others. Diet, health history, personal dental care regimen, and even genetics all affect an individual’s susceptibility to tooth decay.

The best way to figure out how often you should see your specialist is by speaking with your specialist. Ask them how often they recommend you come in to see them and ask them to explain why. Your specialist can point out what your specific risk factors are and how they can help you with them. They’ll be able to tell you how often you should have your teeth cleaned.

During plaque removal, the dentist cleans the patient’s teeth and gums then performs gingival curettage if necessary. In addition, the doctor treats the inflamed areas with a special anti-inflammatory gel. Our dentists and skilled dental hygienists help in the prevention of our patients’ dental problems with detailed brushing guidance.

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