Dental hygiene is part of preventive dentistry.
Dental hygienist is conducting professional removal of dental tartar and plaque,treatment of gums, this also removes any unpleasant odour. It is crucial to realise that dental hygiene is not just aesthetic work but mainly therapeutic treatment. The work of dental hygienist significantly lengthens health of your teeth and improves durability of fillings and works of prosthetics. In order to maximise long term health quality of your teeth, it is highly recommended to visit dental hygienist regularly.
Dental tartar forms from tooth plaque which absorbs minerals from saliva. Dental tartar is rough and has little cavities, which are ideal habitat for bacteria, it also hurts gum from inside which causes bleeding. This state is painless, it is indicated just by minor bleeding. If dental tartar is not treated it is important to realise that bacteria will start to infect ligaments of tooth and also bone in which tooth is settled. Over time infected bone recedes and tooth starts to wobble, ending in tooth extraction. Dental tartar is often not visible by naked eye but it can be percieved on x-ray. Bacteria which passes through gums to bloodstream have negative impact on overall health of human body.
HOW TO SELECT THE BEST DENTAL TOOLS
Dental tartar forms thanks to wrong dental hygiene and wrong teeth cleaning, either by wrong technique of cleaning or by using wrong tools for cleaning. Correct selection of toothbrushes is essential part of dental hygiene. In order to clean teeth properly one needs to use good quality mechanical and chemical tools, fortunately all of these are easily accessible. It is important to select proper toothbrush and above all it is most important to learn how to use it correctly. For daily mechanical hygiene we use plethora of different types of toothbrushes and flosses, with different levels of softness and other qualities. Our dental hygienist will assist you with proper selection of tools best suited for your needs.
Techniques of dental cleaning should be always gentle to your gums and teeth. Dental hygienist will assist with learning the proper ways how to achieve this with your dental tools.