Professional hygiene is now the most important element of a comprehensive treatment of periodontal tissue diseases and is an integral treatment of all dental diseases.
Hygiene of oral cavity is a professional teeth cleaning by removing the tartar, sub- and supra- gingival plaque and smoothing of the root surface.
Each of us wants to have nice and healthy teeth, but it is impossible without timely oral care.
It is known that prevention is always better than treatment. Therefore, all patients of our clinic are taught how to take care properly of their oral cavities and we pick the most effective personal care products, considering age, state of dental health and peculiarities of future dental treatment.
Direct oral care and dental care is a major component of dental disease prevention. The main task is to clean the oral cavity from food debris to maintain the oral cavity healthy. Prevention complements the natural processes of self-cleaning: chewing food and salivation.
To teach how to take care of teeth and oral cavity should be started with 2.5-3 years old, showing your child how to properly use dental care products, which include: mouthwash after eating, brushing teeth with toothbrush, toothpicks, dental threads and chewing gum.
Prevention is primarily a daily cleaning of teeth. Brushing should be directed to the full cleaning, even in remote places. The most commonly used medium is a hard toothbrush. Usually toothbrushes with natural bristles should be changed every 3-4 months, and artificial – every1- 2 months. The time of brushing is usually 2.5-4 minutes. It is advisable to brush your teeth twice a day: in the morning after waking up and at night before bed. For those who brush teeth only in the morning, during the day and at night one can use dental floss, toothpicks, chewing gums.
Dental floss is a thin synthetic filament 35-40 cm in length, sometimes scented, which is used for oral hygiene: cleaning of contact surfaces and interdental spaces. It is good for preventing tooth decay. Before starting the floss application, it is advisable to ask the medical officer to show how to use it for eliminating possibility of gum injures with the thread. Dental floss is especially effective for those with large interdental spaces.
Chewing gum can be used after meal for mechanical cleaning of teeth from plaque, for stimulation of salivation and refreshing the mouth. But we should remember that prolonged chewing of the gum can lead to excessive stimulation of the salivary glands with subsequent violation of their functions. It is better not just to chew the gum idly, regardless of time, but chew it directly after the meal for 3-5 minutes, until the mouth gets a slightly sweet flavor. Only in this case, prevention of dental diseases is useful and effective, but the choice of the brand and taste is an individual matter.
Rinsing of the mouth is one of the oldest and most affordable ways. At the same time it is quite an effective method of care, which aims at releasing the oral cavity from food debris. To do so, one should rinse the mouth, making vigorous movements of facial and masticatory muscles for few minutes after the meal, especially after sweet food.
One can use regular or mineral water adding some baking soda to the water (at the rate of 1/4 tsp. per glass of water), or rinse your mouth with tincture of sage, chamomile, etc.
Prevention also includes professional oral hygiene. This essential phase of dental care involves removal of dental plaque by ultrasound scalers, Air-flow system, use of fluorine-containing and antibacterial means. In addition, for each patient we make a personalized schedule of prevention, which provides support for implementation of proper hygienic conditions and preserving results for a long time.