Why is prophylaxis important?

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The right prophylaxis can ensure healthy teeth and gums throughout your life. The earlier you begin looking after your teeth, the better the prospects of avoiding dental surgery later on.

Prevention is better than repair
Unfortunately, brushing your teeth regularly is not enough to prevent tooth decay and periodontitis. We therefore offer a prophylactic scheme to supplement dental care at home.

What is professional tooth cleaning?
Professional tooth cleaning is designed to remove all traces of tartar and plaque, which are the main cause of decay and periodontitis. Professional tooth cleaning thus goes far beyond a normal check-up, the main purpose of which is to remove calcified plaque.

What is the procedure in professional tooth cleaning?
It may involve any or all of the following steps, as appropriate:

  • dental examination and explanation of the treatment
  • complete removal of all tartar, discoloration and plaque on the surfaces of the accessible teeth and roots
  • cleaning of the dental root surfaces and interproximal spaces that can be accessed without any periodontal surgery
  • polishing crown and/or clinically visible root surfaces using polishing instruments and pastes
  • control, final cleaning and fluoridisation
  • guidance on proper oral hygiene

How often should professional tooth cleaning be performed?
Scientific investigations have established that professional tooth cleaning undertaken at intervals of between three and six months forms an ideal supplement to thorough and regular brushing of the teeth, thereby helping to ensure healthy teeth and gums. Different intervals may apply depending on the risk of damage to teeth.