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Professional oral hygiene. Everything from a to z!

Professional oral hygiene is a hygienic procedure that removes mineralised and non-mineralised plaque, polishes tooth and filling surfaces, applies therapeutic fluoride, teaches patients personal oral hygiene, and determines the individual effectiveness of the cleaning.

Dental plaque and the bacteria it contains are the main cause of the most common dental diseases (tooth decay and periodontal disease).

Briefly about plaque

Soft plaque is easily wiped off with personal oral hygiene products: toothbrush, toothpaste, interdental floss and mouthwash. If soft plaque is not cleaned, mineralisation starts after 1-3 days and within 10-20 days the soft plaque turns into hard plaque. dental calculus. Tartar is most likely to form where the salivary gland ducts open, i.e. on the lingual surfaces of the lower front teeth and on the upper molars, as well as when there is a crooked tooth position or tooth crowding.

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What are the problems caused by not cleaning plaque in time?

Not cleaning plaque causes gingivitis - gingivitisThe main signs of which are swollen, red and bleeding gums. If left untreated, the inflammation can develop into periodontitis, which is the breakdown of bone and the ligaments that support the tooth. It is therefore necessary to remove the plaque that has formed. The procedure is carried out in a dental clinic by a dentist or oral hygienist.

How it is done professional oral hygiene?

Soft plaque are removed with rotating rubber heads and brushes using a special paste.

Hard plaque (tartar) is removed from the tooth surface using an ultrasonic device and special hand instruments. Once the tartar has been removed, the teeth are polished.

Pigmentary plaque (from smoking, coffee, tea and other colouring agents) are removed by special sandblasting. The water, soda and air particles pushed out of the sandblasting machine at high speed easily clean even the hardest-to-reach areas.

If there are aesthetically restored teeth, they need to be polished (to refresh the surface gloss).

Procedure takes just 60-90 minutes. If there is a lot of hard and soft plaque build-up, the oral cleaning can be done several times.

Why it needs to be done professional oral hygiene treatment?

After a professional oral hygiene treatment, you will notice a feeling of cleanliness in your mouth. Your breath will smell fresh. Regular visits to an oral hygienist reduce the risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease.

What should I know after a professional oral hygiene treatment?

After an oral hygiene procedure:

  • your gums may be irritated and bleed for several days;
  • teeth may be more sensitive to thermal stimuli;
  • spicy and hard foods should be avoided after the procedure;
  • Brush your teeth with a soft brush, use interdental floss;
  • To help your gums heal faster, it is recommended that you rinse your mouth with prophylactic rinses, and use therapeutic rinses only after a specialist has prescribed them;
  • gums return to normal after two weeks.

How often should I have professional oral hygiene?

This depends on the quality of personal oral hygiene, the intensity of tartar accumulation, and the conditions under which plaque is retained.

Subject to these conditions, the procedure may be carried out 1-3 times a year (once a year is enough if you are not prone to tartar build-up, or every 3-4 months if you have periodontal problems).


So, professional oral hygiene - a procedure that must be carried out regularly. It will help prevent various diseases and provide a feeling of cleanliness and freshness. After the oral hygiene treatment, your teeth will brighten and regain their shine, so your smile will be beautiful and fresh in just one hour!

Dreaming of a beautiful smile? Then register for a visit to the aesthetic dentistry clinic "Studio dentis" now and our specialists will turn your dreams into reality.

The clinic's doctors have many years of experience and professional excellence to ensure you the highest quality of service.

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