Tartar is formed as a result of mineralisation of bacterial plaque. If it is not removed adequately fast, it leads to periodontal inflammation. The first worrying symptoms include gum redness, pain and bleeding while brushing. Anaerobic bacteria in the deposits of subgingival calculus can be a potential focus of infection and negatively affect our health. The use of professional fluoridation is of great importance in the process of prevention of caries.
Prevention and hygiene
What are the stages of the hygienisation appointment?
Scaling – the application of ultrasounds in order to remove tartar from the tooth surface
Tooth sandblasting – the use of a dental sandblaster enabling to remove deposits and discolourations
Polishing – the use of rotary tools and paste to polish the tooth surface and prepare it for the application of enamel protection agents
Fluoridisation – the application of varnish or foam with fluoride to strengthen the enamel and prevent caries
Hygiene recommendations – individual instruction regarding the proper oral hygiene
Is scaling painful?
In most cases the procedure is painless. If patients have an increased sensitivity of teeth, a lower pain threshold – the procedure may be performed under anaesthesia.
How often should I report to hygienisation?
For most patients we recommend hygienisation procedures once every 6 months.
Should hygienisation procedures be performed in children?
Definitely yes! Children may also develop tartar, plaque or inflamed gums. During the appointment, the dentist or hygienist assesses hygiene and the necessary scope of a hygienisation appointment. The use of fluoride foam or varnish is very important in the process of prevention of caries in younger patients.