Professional dental cleaning is a main component of dental prophylaxis. This enables dental and gum diseases to be recognised and avoided in good time.
In every oral cavity plaque or biofilm forms on the teeth. This biofilm consists of billions of bacteria that develop a metabolism. In the process, they utilize carbohydrates and then excrete acids. These aggressive acids cause tooth damage (caries) and inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) up to bone loss (periodontitis). Many patients do not manage to reach all the spaces and niches in the oral cavity and thus remove these bacteria, even with thorough dental care.
Coffee, tea or tobacco smoke can cause deposits to form. Plaque and tartar are not only aesthetically unattractive, but also cause bad breath, caries, gingivitis and periodontitis. Sometimes you can brush well enough, but you will never be able to remove all the deposits. Some places are difficult to reach with a brush or floss. These include the wisdom teeth and molars, but also gum pockets and parts of the interdental spaces. This is why plaque will accumulate there and harden into tartar over time.
It is therefore important that each patient receives his or her own individually tailored prophylaxis programme.
The health insurance companies finance only one simple variant: Here, the prophylaxis assistant only removes the hard, visible tartar; and the insurance company reimburses the costs for this only once a year. With professional dental cleaning, your teeth are also freed from soft plaque and polished to a high gloss.