Dental hygiene is recommended twice a year and preferably prior to dental treatment. It's done by a dental hygienist or dentist. Tartar is being removed with ultrasonic equipment and special tools. This is followed by polishing the tooth surfaces with a special paste that makes the tooth surface smooth, clean and lighter. Teeth polishing also includes removal of coffee, tea, smoking residue. The polished, smooth enamel surface has less soft buildup. Then a prophylactic fluorine-containing gel and other tooth strengthening and sensitivity-lowering agents are being applied.
This procedure is very important for the health of your teeth and gums, as hard and soft plaque builds up and multiplies the bacteria that act to promote diseases of the surrounding tissue of the teeth. The oral cavity is home to about 300 types of microorganisms, and 15 of them can cause tooth and gum disease.
Gum bleeding and bad breath indicate the presence of hard or soft plaque. The plaque is a soft and sticky mass that is more often formed at the tooth neck, in the interstices of the tooth, and in areas that are difficult to access. Over time, plaque turns into tartar, which enlarges and detaches gums and forms deep pockets around the tooth.
Failure to remove tartar can lead to more serious gum problems, which can cause the teeth to move and eventually fall out. Therefore, it can be said that dental hygiene is a very important procedure. Your dentist or dental hygienist will provide you with professional advice on proper oral care and help you choose the appropriate preventive measures. This will allow you to take care of your dental health on a daily basis.