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Prophylaxis: Professional Cleaning

The main reasons for diseases of the teeth and the periodontium are plaque and tartar. They form on each and every tooth. If the plaque is allowed to remain on the surface of teeth for a period of time, billions of bacteria and germs cause the formation of acid. This partly decalcifies the teeth and also inflames the gums.

After the dentist's diagnosis plaque and tartar are being removed with professional equipment. Afterwards, all teeth are thoroughly polished, as it is difficult for new plaque to attach itself to smooth surfaces.

With intensive, daily oral hygiene you can remove the newly formed plaque which is still soft. In spite of this, the effectiveness of oral hygiene at home is often limited, which is why additional professional tooth cleaning (scaling and polishing) is required.

Studies have shown that in tandem with systematic oral hygiene at home, professional tooth cleaning is sufficient to keep your teeth healthy. The number of dental visits required depends on the intensity of your daily oral hygiene and your individual dental situation.

Professional cleaning can only be carried out with special instruments, mechanical support and special polishing pastes in the dental clinic. Thus, less accessible areas of the teeth can also be freed of plaque and then polished, in order to make it difficult for new plaque to develop. Through regular evaluation of the plaque and bleeding index the regularity of visits required for professional tooth cleaning can be easily determined.

Our Dental Clinic offers:

- Scaling - removal of plaque
a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. Plaque is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins that inflame the gums. This inflammation can start of periodontal disease!

- Removal of calculus and tartar
a hardened plaque that has been left on the teeth for sometime and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line, and can only be removed with special dental instruments.

- Teeth polishing
removes stain and plaque that is not removed during routine tooth brushing and scaling.

- Varnishing with Fluor Protector
Fluor Protector is a fluoride-containing varnish that provides professional protection against caries.

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