Dental Hygiene

Your mouth is a mirror of your health and it’s already scientifically proven that The Oral and Systemic Health are connected.

Poor oral hygiene is the source of inflammation in the mouth that can be easily spread into the body and affect the heart, kidneys and other organs condition, can cause premature birth or diabetes to be more difficult to treat. Periodontal disease increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Taking care about your general wellbeing starts with having teeth and gums perfect conditions.

The best way to start is with prevention, that means regularly doing dental prophylaxis (dental cleaning).

Dental Prophylaxis is a very important procedure that is led by Dental Hygienist - the person who is qualified and specialized in preventing oral diseases like teeth cavity, gingivitis and periodontitis.

The dental Hygiene appointment is very often called scaling and polishing or GBT- Guided Biofilm Therapy and it’s much more than teeth cleaning. Prophylaxis involves a range of procedures that are improving oral health conditions and general health.

What does the appointment with the Dental Hygienist involve?

• Mouth screening
• Oral cancer screening to detect early signs of disease
• Gum pockets probing
• Harmful biofilm and calculus removal
• Coffee, tea and nicotine stains removal
• Teeth polishing
• Home care recommendations that will bring your brushing routine to the next level

In addition, other procedures can be suggested according to the gum and teeth conditions such as:

• Mineral varnish application
• Laser gum therapy for gum disinfection
• Oral biofilm control

What are the benefits of the Dental Hygiene appointment?

• Fresh breath
• Lighter, shiny teeth
• Healthy gums
• Gum pockets reduction
• General health improvement
• Self-confidence improvement

Why it is so important to visit the Dental Hygienist regularly?

The dental hygienist focus on oral diseases prevention, provides the maintenance for perfect teeth and gum condition, recognizes the roots and symptoms of existing oral health problems and can also spot the early signs of your body condition e.g.: diabetes, stress, lack of nutrients in the body, acid reflux, obstructive sleep apnea.

All dental procedures like aesthetic, restorative, orthodontic or periodontal treatments start with a consultation with the General Dentist followed by a dental hygiene appointment.

Dental issues/conditions supported by Dental Hygienist:

• Gingivitis
• Periodontitis
• Bleeding gums
• Bad breath (Halitosis)
• Bruxism
• Cosmetic
• Sensitivity

When should you visit Dental Hygienist?

It is important to visit the Dental Hygienist every 6 months. Patients with periodontal problems might be advised to come more often for biofilm accumulation control.

The signs of poor oral health are very often visible and noticeable by patients. Those are:

• gum bleeding while brushing or flossing
• swollen, sensitive gums
• bad breath

You should also consider booking the oral prophylaxis appointment also in the following situations:

• The spaces between the teeth are too tight and you find it difficult to use dental floss
• You don’t use dental floss or other tools to clean between teeth
• You suffer from bad breath
• You are a smoker
• Your teeth are sensitive for temperature

What procedures can be hold by Dental Hygienist?

Dental Hygienist works in a team with all dental specialists to provide the best supportive therapies for oral health like:

• Oral prophylaxis
• Scaling and polish
• Laser gum therapy
• Teeth whitening
• Bruxism supportive treatment
• Dental kinesio-taping
• Oral hygiene instruction

Our Dental Hygienist is passionate about holistic approach. She removes not only symptoms but looks deeper for the root cause of the oral health issues choosing non-invasive, simple and effective solutions. She is trained in bruxism supportive therapy like Masseter relaxation and stress relief therapy. That can be the answer for the problem of our current times- stressful lives.

We believe that mouth and body self - healing processes in the early stage can be triggered with dental prophylaxis and tailored oral hygiene instructions.

 

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