Professional dental hygiene
Professional oral hygiene is a technique meant to remove calculus, plaque and enamel discoloration. The procedure will prevent dental diseases provoked by malignant bacteria. It will reduce the risk of caries, periodontal inflammation and other diseases. The patient will get rid of a nasty smell resulting from poor dental care and not being able to remove contamination with a toothbrush. The procedure is a necessary prerequisite for dental implants, treatment, whitening, bite correction and prosthetics.
Types of professional oral hygiene
The procedure is conducted by means of the following effective techniques:
- Air — Air Flow. A directed air flow with water and soda is applied, which destroys plaque under pressure and lightens enamel.
- Ultrasound. An appliance generates a required frequency sound, which acts to destroy calculus and plaque.
- Mechanical. A dentist will remove calculus and plaque using dental instruments.
Oral hygiene may include enamel polishing with medical preparations containing zirconium particles, as well as fluoridation, i.e. treating enamel with fluorine containing fluids. This will prevent infection from spreading and preserve good microflora. The unpleasant smell will disappear for a long time due to a comprehensive hygienic treatment.
Expert advice on oral hygiene
Mechanical or ultrasound professional dental cleaning won’t be required often if these guidelines are followed:
- Balanced diet, which contains beans and dairy products.
- Using brushes with synthetic bristles.
- Thorough daily care: at least twice a day, in the morning and in the evening.
- Using toothpaste recommended by the dentist.
- Replacing toothbrushes every 3-4 months.
- Using dental floss to eliminate food remnants from interdental spaces.
- Rinsing the mouth with antiseptics.
Consider giving up smoking, strong coffee, tea and red wine to avoid enamel staining.
Everyone should do the procedure from time to time. This will ensure dental health and prevent gum diseases. Patients with artificial structures need to be examined by a dentist on a regular basis, which is also necessary for those who are up for whitening or dental implants.
Contraindications for the procedure:
- Dental enamel erosion.
- Early age.
- Diabetes .
- Inflammatory processes - mucosa, gums.
- High tooth sensitivity.
- Bronchial asthma.
The cost of services
The cost of professional dental cleaning depends on the number and type of procedures. The doctor will plan the course, the duration of treatment and its intensity. For deep cleaning, a set of procedures combining two techniques will be required, e.g. ultrasound calculus removal and enamel lightening using the Air Flow technology.
The cost of the service may increase if the patient would like to do comprehensive hygiene with enamel strengthening under anaesthesia. Injectants and freezing gels will be added to the cost.
At Axioma Dental Clinic, we use gentle tooth cleaning methods. We will be happy to see you at a consultation appointment in Saint Petersburg!