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Maintaining the oral cavity hygiene is an important factor for preventing most diseases, that can attack it, from developing. A precise removal of all food residue prevent the development of bacteria, which, by sticking to the surface of teeth and gums, influence creation of plaque and calculus – two main reasons for caries and periodontium diseases.
Adhering to the hygenization recommendations: Brushing your teeth daily (minimum twice a day), using dental floss, irrigator, an interdental brush (once a day at minimum, especially in the evening), using mouthwash and a regular procedures of professional cleaning of the teeth in the dentist’s office (minimum once every 6 months) are basic actions you can take to keep your beautiful, healthy smile for longer.
If there is any sensitivity or bleeding and gum pain during brushing your teeth – it is necessary to make an appointment for a control visit. A reoccurring bad breath is also alarming – it can be caused by a general disease, but first all potential causes connected to the incorrect functioning of the oral cavity should be eliminated.
A preliminary diagnosis of the oral cavity state is conducted during the first visit. The dental hygienist pays particular attention to the areas, where a previous implantological, conservative, prosthetic or orthodontic treatment has been conducted. During the examination the teeth are checked for any caries or gaps that do not have a caries background. Next the hygienist will control the state of the gums, assesses the depth of periodontal pockets, the presence of residue, plaque and calculus; the hygienist will also check the state of prosthetic fillings, such as dentures, crowns or bridges set on the patient’s own teeth on implants.
With manual instrument, ultrasounds and by using a dental sandblaster, the hygienist will remove plaque and calculus. An important step of this is polishing the crown surface and the root surface of the teeth.
Teeth fluoridation is applying an agent high in fluoride to its surface. This procedure lessens teeth oversensitivity and is key to the caries prevention.
The chewing surfaces of premolars and molars have numerous and deep grooves, which are usually very hard to clean precisely. In order to preserve these surfaces from collecting the remnants of food, plaque, and in turn – bacteria – a hygienist applies a liquid composite, which gets hard after radiation, filling the grooves and creating an easier to clean, smoother surface.
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