Prevention & dental hygiene
Professional dental hygiene uses efficient cleaning methods to help prevent dental diseases and achieve a fresh appearance thanks to healthy teeth and gums. Even following tooth restoration, dental hygiene is vital to the longevity of restored teeth.
Most dental diseases are caused by bacterial plaque on the tooth. If we are able to successfully remove this and keep it at bay, our teeth will remain healthy. However, their natural shape often makes them difficult to clean in hard-to-reach places using conventional means.
In addition to your own dental care (brushing teeth, flossing, etc.), we therefore offer you our dental hygiene session. This is particularly important if you already have fillings, crowns, bridges or implants in your mouth in order to ensure longevity through good care.
This involves intensive, mechanical cleaning of your teeth, going far beyond what you can do yourself in your daily oral hygiene. The dental hygienist will also show you the necessary care aids and help you learn the correct brushing technique for daily dental care.
If the gums and tooth cavity are heavily inflamed (periodontitis), we take some gum pocket secretions for bacterial gene analysis prior to carrying out a systematic periodontitis treatment. When the germ has been identified, the best drug and the correct medication to remove the bacteria causing the disease can be determined. In addition, these gum pockets are thoroughly mechanically cleaned using special instruments. The risk of tooth decay can be determined by analysing saliva parameters such as the amount of saliva, the level of caries-causing bacteria present and the mineral content of the saliva. In this way, countermeasures can be taken at an early stage to prevent the possibility of severe tooth decay later on. In the case of particularly deep fissures (notches in the tooth surface) also being present, the fissure would be sealed by “filling” the deep fissures. This makes the teeth less susceptible to tooth decay.
Dental hygiene procedure
1. Examination and consultation
At the beginning of the examination, an initial examination of your mouth and your teeth is carried out. If anomalies are detected, a dentist will be consulted.
2. Removal of hard plaque (tartar)
Hard plaque on the tooth surfaces, in the gaps and in gum pockets is removed with special instruments.
3. Removal of discolouration
The teeth are effectively freed from stubborn discolouration (e.g. by coffee, tea or cigarettes) using a powder jet device (air flow).
4. Removal of soft deposits
These are removed with various hand tools (dental floss, small brushes).
5. Polishing and smoothing the teeth
Polishing to smooth the teeth (bacteria first settle in rough places and niches).
6. Fluoridation of the surfaces
Coating the cleaned tooth surfaces with special fluoride varnish (protects the tooth enamel against “acid attacks” from oral bacteria).
7. Instruction in proper dental care
Our dental hygienists will teach you how to use the various dental cleaning tools. These include interdental brushes, floss and the right toothbrush and toothpaste.
8. Optional additional treatments
Additional treatment by dental hygienists, in cooperation with our dentists, can be useful if there have been previous diseases in the oral area.
Dental hygiene services
Detailed initial examination
This gives an exact diagnosis and a description of possible dental diseases in terms you can understand.
Necessary treatments and their alternatives will be discussed, taking as much time as needed.
You are always informed before costs are incurred. As a rule, a cost estimate will be prepared free of charge and contains a fixed and binding schedule of all expected costs.
Dentistry from a single source
Our team will be with you every step of the way, even for complex treatments and dental restorations. You can have complete trust in their expertise.
High-tech and up-to-date materials
Digital X-rays, 3D jaw imaging and computer-controlled and manufactured dental prostheses made of modern biocompatible ceramics.
Long-term dental hygiene
All of our treatments are designed for longevity and long-term dental health.
Safety through experience
Our team’s extensive experience offers you a high level of treatment safety, especially in complex renovations and reconstructions.
Aftercare and guarantee
We offer an aftercare programme in which you can participate to ensure long-term treatment success. This includes our long-term dental prosthesis guarantee.