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Professional oral hygiene

Professional oral hygiene is a dental procedure that allows eliminating visible defects in tooth enamel (plaque, stains, tartar), creating and maintain the biological balance of the oral microflora.
All this is necessary to prevent oral lesions and periodontal diseases (the soft tissues surrounding the tooth) and increase local immunity.
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Before professional dental cleaning
After professional dental cleaning.

WHAT IS THE DANGER OF PLAQUE AND TARTAR?

A growing body of research shows that bacteria and inflammation in the mouth are also linked to other problems, such as heart disease, and can threaten your health. Plaque continually builds up on the teeth. After eating, especially any foods and drinks with sugar or starch, bacteria release acids that affect the tooth enamel. Plaque is very sticky and keeps acids in contact with teeth, gradually destroying enamel and causing tooth decay.
Prolonged accumulation of plaque leads to the formation of tartar, which increases gum inflammation (gingivitis). The inflammation destroys the gingival attachment, allowing plaque to penetrate lower subgingival calculus forms, and periodontitis begins. This condition is the most dangerous and challenging to treat. It is the leading cause of the loss of healthy teeth and bad breath (halitosis), and bacteria entering the bloodstream (bacteremia).

THE RATE OF PLAQUE AND CALCULUS FORMATION

Plaque formation occurs continuously and increases after eating. Carbohydrates, especially sugars, begin to break down by saliva’s influence, resulting in a pH level decrease and the natural microflora increase. Besides, the texture of the food affects the formation of plaque. Soft, refined, low fiber foods increase plaque formation. For the plaque to begin to form, causing the local carious process, 10-12 hours are enough.
Tartar forms imperceptibly and gradually in places where plaque stays for more than a day.

HOW DOES PROFESSIONAL TEETH CLEANING WORK?

During the diagnostic examination, we will test the tooth enamel staining level, which allows assessing the level of dental plaque contamination and measure the depth of periodontal pockets, which is necessary for the correct choice of hygiene products. Complex oral hygiene includes the following manipulations:
1. Removal of hardened mineralized dental plaque using ultrasound.
2. Elimination of dental plaque by the Air-Flow method.
3. During periodontal cleaning, we polish the root areas (necks of teeth) with curettes.
4. Final cleaning of teeth using professional kinds of toothpaste.
5. Polishing the interdental spaces using strips (abrasive strips).
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Before professional dental cleaning
After professional dental cleaning

METHODS OF PLAQUE REMOVAL

Soft and hardened plaque (tartar) can be safely and painlessly removed with manual instruments and an ultrasonic scaler. The scaler easily removes supra- and subgingival calculus but is safe for the teeth. Water and air abrasive cleaning with the Air-Flow device is a widely used method to remove soft plaque and pigmentation from tea, coffee, tobacco, etc. The powder used in it is selected individually. We often use sodium bicarbonate powder, which cleans gently and does not irritate the oral mucosa and skin. This brushing method, in particular, helps to brighten the teeth visibly. It is not only safe but also instrumental in preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
Also, additional cleaning and polishing of teeth are applied with special rotary brushes with individually selected pastes. After polishing, teeth become more resistant to new plaque formation. If necessary, the teeth and interdental spaces are covered with a remineralizing and strengthening varnish. The use of fluoride protects teeth from sensitivity for up to 3 months. The patient is told about regular oral hygiene at home, the prevention of dental and gum disease. Additional oral hygiene measures are recommended if necessary.
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    BENEFITS OF PROFESSIONAL TEETH CLEANING IN OUR CLINIC

    Removal of dental plaque in our Clinic is performed only by professionals with extensive experience, gently and carefully. You can also be assured of complete sterility control and the use of the highest quality products and the latest techniques.
    1. Are a toothbrush and dental floss enough to clean bridges and implant crowns? After rehabilitation, we always recommend hygiene products, depending on the types of prosthetic restoration and the oral cavity condition. It can be end-tufted and interdental brushes, superfloss, irrigators, and other dental products in addition to toothpaste, brushes, and floss.
    2. Do teeth become whiter after a dental cleaning? Oral hygiene procedures are aimed at removing calculus and plaque from the surface of the teeth. After a dental cleaning, the teeth become a bit whiter only due to the removal of plaque. While whitening changes the color of the tooth itself by exposing it to chemical compounds.