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Paediatric dentistry

There is nothing worse but a little child seeing the dentist for the first time in his or her life because of tooth ache and being faced with the unfamiliar surroundings of a dental practice. Such circumstances hardly lead to a joyful cooperation.
But, as soon as visiting the dentist has become an always recurring, interesting and familiar ritual (which works at the hairdresser's almost every time!) one has laid the foundations to accomplish more complex treatments, too.

It has been found effective to go to the dentist with a child for a routine check from the age of one approximately in order to get him or her used to the dental chair and its surroundings (sounds, odours, people etc.).
Hereby, it is of highest importance to us to take our little patients seriously, to treat them as individuals and not to underestimate them under no circumstances. This attitude is the basis for any treatment of children and the preservation of their dental health. Children want to be taken seriously. The more information they get the more cooperative they are.

Periodontitis

Inflammatory destruction of the tooth supporting tissues (periodontium);
Without treatment it may lead to tooth loosening and then to tooth loss. The progression of inflammation can be diminished or impeded by professional plaque removal, regular check-ups and good oral hygiene.

Plaque

Tough whitish coating that adheres to the tooth surface primarily along the gum margins; Plaque consists largely of bacteria. There are approx. 250 million bacteria in 1 mg of wet plaque.

Teeth coated with plaque feel dull, furry and rough to the tongue. Plaque can be removed by thorough tooth brushing. If plaque is not regularly removed, dental calculus forms, which cannot be brushed away, but has to be eliminated by a dentist.Consequences of plaque are caries, gingivitis and periodontitis

Plombe

Lead seal, to seal; from Latin plumbum - lead;
in German colloquially for dental filling (Plombe) and to fill a tooth (plombieren)

To polish; polish

To smooth something or to make something shine using a polish; a tooth can be polished with several polishing instruments and a polish; Dirt and plaque don't stick well to smooth surfaces

Premolar

Anterior molar tooth; "grinder"; situated in front of the molar teeth in the permanent dentition; not a part of the primary dentition

Preventive measures

Prophylaxis is a key word that means to prevent and to take precautions. It is the crucial point in preserving a high quality of life.

Natural teeth are better than any dentures, and they are much more beautiful. Someone with natural teeth can laugh outright because there is no reason to hide any fillings or prostheses in the mouth. Beautiful and healthy teeth are essential for one's self-confidence and self-assurance

Four simple rules
Dental prophylaxis is based on the framework of the following four main rules:
Maintain oral hygiene regularly!
Brush your teeth at least twice a day - after breakfast and before bedtime.
Live on food and drinks which are healthy for your teeth!
Avoid sweets and sugar containing drinks as often as possible. Eat varied food as well as plenty of fibres (roughage) to force chewing.
Use fluorides!
The regular and sufficient use of fluorides protects against caries.
See your dentist regularly!
See your dentist at least twice a year in order to detect and to remedy minor defects at an early stage; that avoids major damages.
 

Professional teeth cleaning


What is professional teeth cleaning?
The goal of professional teeth cleaning is to remove any soft or hard plaque and bacteria as the main causes for caries and periodontosis. This way professional teeth cleaning goes beyond common check-ups, the primary purpose of which is to remove dental calculus.What does professional teeth cleaning work like?
We carry out the following steps of treatment according to requirements:
doing a check-up and explaining further treatment
 removing completely all hard (dental calculus, discolourations) and soft (plaque) deposits from tooth surfaces and accessible root surfaces
 cleaning accessible root surfaces and interdental spaces without periodontal surgical procedures
 polishing tooth crowns and clinically visible tooth root surfaces with polishing instruments and paste
 doing a final check-up and a final cleaning
 performing a fluoridation
 giving some advice on right oral hygiene

How often does professional teeth cleaning make good sense?
Scientific research shows that professional teeth cleaning at three- or six-month intervals is the perfect complement to thorough tooth brushing in order to keep teeth and gums healthy. But depending on the individual risk of illness other intervals may be sensible.

prophylaxis - Why is prophylaxis that important?
Healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime - everybody can reach that goal with the right prophylaxis. The sooner prophylaxis begins the better necessary interventions by a dentist can be avoided.

Our approach is prevention instead of repair. To prevent caries and periodontosis just brushing your teeth is not enough. That's why we offer you useful prophylactic measures in addition to domestic dental care.

Prostheses - To replace lost natural teeth or missing bone substance by artificial alternatives is the task of dental prosthetics. First of all these prostheses shall counteract functional impairments of jaw joints which can be caused by the tilting, moving and growing of teeth that suddenly don't have an adjacent or opposite part.

Prosthetic dentistry not only shall counteract these impairments, but also shall avoid caries, periodontosis and further disorders. Functions of mastication and speech, facial aesthetics and weakness of tissues and bones in the face and mouth area shall be improved and restored respectively. Dental prosthetic provision can only lead to lasting success after thorough pre-treatment of the dental apparatus that should be preserved first of all with good oral hygiene.