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Hygienic tooth cleaning is a complex of procedures intended to remove all kinds of plaque and to eliminate the causes leading to its accumulation. Cleaning restores the aesthetic appearance of the enamel and prevents caries development. The specialists at MeerhofDentalKliinik recommend doing tooth cleaning with AirFlow and ultrasound every half year.
Even thorough brushing of the enamel and of the interdental space twice a day cannot remove plaque completely. Over time, accumulations of soft deposits turn into hard concrements, which cause gum inflammation, excessive bleeding, and become the living environment for harmful microorganisms. In order to prevent tooth destruction and gum diseases, it is necessary to do hygienic tooth cleaning with a dentist at least once every six months.
The advantages of timely dental care are:
The first stage of the professional oral cavity hygiene is removal of plaque and calculus using an ultrasound scaler. Due to the high-frequency vibrations, the manipulator tip destroys the dental deposits, which are washed off with antiseptic or water. Plaque particles are removed from the oral cavity through the saliva ejector.
The advantages of ultrasound cleaning are:
After removing the plaque, the dentist proceeds to enamel polishing using the AirFlow method. An aerosol containing purified water, fine-particle soda, and air, is supplied onto the teeth under pressure. The small size of the sodium hydrocarbonate grains excludes any aggressive action on the enamel. The dentist removes the remaining plaque with the aid of the AirFlow professional tooth cleaning, and polishes the teeth.
The final stage of professional tooth cleaning is covering the treated surfaces with fluorine-containing lacquer, which protects the enamel against the aggressive action of food.