Professional oral hygiene is a prophylactic dental procedure during which the plaque and tartar from entire oral cavity gets removed by special instruments even from the hard to reach places.
It is needed to keep the oral cavity healthy and clean in a long term.
Although regular brushing and flossing of the teeth at home is the main key to a healthy oral cavity, still it is not always possible to remove all the plaque that has formed so by time it hardens into tartar.
The oral cavity hygiene should be performed on a semi-annual basis at the dentistry!
It is possible to avoid damages of the teeth and gums if visit your dental hygienist regularly.
Signs of deficient dental hygiene:
- Bleeding and sore gums;
- Persistent bad breath;
- Yellowish or brown plaque on the teeth and tongue;
- Late-stage illness may cause shifting teeth, gaps between the teeth and loss of the teeth.
- If a patient has distinct tartar, initially it is removed by an ultrasonic scaler. It is a mechanical tool that by ultrasonic vibration removes tartar at the level of the gum surface.
- In order to reach complete hygiene of the oral cavity, each tooth has to be cleaned by a handpiece as only by such the hard to reach places, the lower art of the gum surface and the area between the teeth can be reached. If no handpiece is used, the oral hygiene cannot be complete.
- Once tartar has been carefully removed, the teeth are polished with a special paste and also thoroughly flossed.
- At the end of the procedure the hygienist applies a fluoric paste in order to renovate the natural resistance of the tooth.
- Patients are suggested avoid eating, drinking and rinsing the mouth cavity as well as avoiding colour drinks (red wine, juice) and food (beats) for half an hour after the procedure.
The patients with intensive forming of tartar, the patients with irremovable dental restorations (bridges, implants), smokers, the patients of diabetes, and the patients of paradontosis are suggested that oral hygiene is performed more often that once in six months.
Pregnancy is a very beautiful and miraculous period in the woman’s life. However, when the inner senses of the organism are changing, also the habits of the mummy may change that on their own turn may impact her health. When pregnant the mummies feel hungry more often including cravings among the meals, they more often eat sweets or on the contrary – prefer salty food. These factors as well as the hormonal changes, weakening of the immune system and vomiting may cause intensified development of plaque and tartar, bleeding gums, erosion and even caries. Therefore care of the oral hygiene is of especial importance. Inflammation of the gums and caries if not eliminates in a good time may negatively influence the health of the baby.
- After the dental health check, by a special handpiece tartar and plaque are removed from the upper and lower part of the gum surface. An ultrasonic scaler is not used during pregnancy as the micro vibrations may negatively affect health of the baby therefore it is important that the patient informs the dentist of her condition before the visit.
- Once tartar has been removed, the teeth get carefully flossed and polished with paste.
- At the end of the visit special fluoric gel is applied to strengthen the teeth.
- We suggest that expectant mothers perform oral hygiene even twice during the pregnancy period.
- If an expectant mother feels sick and vomits during her pregnancy, we suggest rinsing the mouth with water and conduct flossing not before 20 minutes have passed.
Do not forget to take along the expectant fathers as well as their oral health may also affect the baby’s health. The inimical bacteria may be transferred from the expectant father to the mother and also the baby after being born.