Oral hygiene and teeth cleaning in Cham
How often is dental hygiene recommended in Cham?
Dental hygiene deals with preventive measures and treatments for dental hygiene. It is recommended two to four times a year. Come to us for dental hygiene in Cham.
Eine regelmässig durchgeführte Dentalhygiene hat einen hohen vorbeugenden Wert. Sie ergänzt das tägliche Zähne putzen. Die Dentalhygiene ist besonders wichtig im Hinblick auf die Entstehung von Karies sowie Parodontitis (bakteriell bedingte Zahnfleischentzündung). Prophylaxe bedeutet regelmässige professionelle Zahnreinigungen und zahnärztliche Untersuchungen. Denn grundsätzlich gilt: Vorbeugen ist besser als Heilen!
Brush your teeth at least twice a day and use dental floss to clean the spaces between your teeth. We recommend using an electric toothbrush. This will keep your teeth white and beautiful for a long time (see Teeth withening).
How does dental hygiene work at Cham?
First we examine the teeth. If periodontitis is present, we measure the depth of the gum pockets. Then we gently and thoroughly remove plaque and tartar above and below the gums and in the gum pockets.
We use both ultrasonic and mechanical instruments to achieve the best results. For this cleaning we use new, modern equipment from the Swiss manufacturer EMS Electro Medical Systems (Airflow technology). The proven powder from EMS enables gentle, safe and efficient removal of biofilm, stains and tartar.
The interdental spaces are then cleaned with dental floss or interdental brushes, allowing the surfaces to be polished smooth. The final step is to treat the teeth with a special fluoride varnish. This delays the return of plaque and bacterial plaque.
How does gingivitis develop?
The bacterial biofilm sticks to the tooth surface. It cannot be removed by rinsing, but must be removed mechanically. The bacteria in the biofilm produce toxins that irritate the gums and cause inflammation (gingivitis).
Incipient gingivitis does not cause pain at first, so it often goes unnoticed. However, you may notice that your gums bleed when you brush your teeth. If plaque is removed thoroughly every day, the inflammation can heal within a few days.
How does periodontitis (gum disease) develop?
When large amounts of plaque irritate the gums for years, inflammation can spread deep into the gums. Gum inflammation (gingivitis) becomes periodontitis (periodontosis) and attacks the bone.
Why this happens in some patients and not in others is not fully understood. However, certain types of bacteria have been shown to favour the progression of the disease. Smoking and diabetes are also known risks. That is why it is important to prevent plaque and the inflammation around periodontitis.
Inflammation causes the gums to loosen. The root of the tooth is no longer full and a gum pocket forms. Bacteria accumulate under the gums. Inflammation can spread down the root of the tooth. This gradually destroys the bony base of the tooth.
The speed of this process depends on the aggressiveness of the bacteria and the resistance of the person. Periodontitis is usually painless. The loss of bone masks the swelling of the gums. However, as periodontitis progresses, the exposed tooth root may become visible.
Early detection of periodontitis and appropriate treatment can stop the inflammation. This also leads to regeneration of the gums and the tooth bed. This results in long-term tooth preservation.
Cosmetic dental hygiene Cham
In addition to medical dental hygiene, we also offer our patients cosmetic dental hygiene. You can make an appointment for this at Papieri-Platz in Cham.
The focus of this wellness treatment for your teeth is less on the removal of bacterial plaque. It is mainly about removing surface discolouration. Tooth whitening goes even further. Teeth withening.