Why it is necessary?
Dental hygiene treatment is a procedure that should be performed by a professional hygienist 1-2 times a year to make sure your teeth and gums remain healthy.
The treatment includes removal of plaque, supragingival and subgingival tartar. Tartar is formed from calcified plaque, and it serves as a bacteria-friendly environment, where bacteria can thrive and cause gingivitis (gum inflammation). Symptoms of gingivitis include gum bleeding while brushing or eating, redness and swelling. Gingivitis is curable, however, if it is left untreated, it can progress into a serious periodontal disease – an inflammation that also affects the bone beneath the gums. At this stage, the disease is irreversible, and as the bone gets disrupted, teeth may start moving. To avoid premature loss of teeth, it is recommended to visit a dental hygienist at least once a year.
Our dental hygienists perform tartar removal procedures using:
- Manual instruments;
- Ultrasound scalers.
Dental hygiene treatments at our clinic include:
- An evaluation of your oral health (teeth and gums);
- Plaque, supragingival and subgingival tartar removal;
- Teeth cleaning and polishing;
- Application of fluoride;
- Instructions on correct teeth cleaning and gum care techniques;
- Recommendations for suitable toothpaste and other oral hygiene products;
- Recommendations for further/additional dental treatments based on patient’s needs.