Dental hygiene

A beautiful smile is like a window to the soul.

Allow us to teach you about proper oral hygiene and make your smile brighter and more beautiful.

Introduction

What is dental hygiene?

Dental hygiene is a preventive, therapeutic, and aesthetic process with the primary aim of preventing and treating periodontal disease and preventing tooth decay.

Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in dental plaque, which often isn’t removed properly on a regular basis. Our dental hygiene treatment consists of diagnostic, educational, preventive, therapeutic, and aesthetic procedures.

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Introduction

Why dental hygiene is more important than you might think.

Proper dental hygiene helps maintain good oral health and the beauty of your smile as well as your overall health. Why?

Few of us realize that oral health makes up an important part of our overall health. The oral cavity is not an isolated system. When bacteria in dental plaque enter the bloodstream, they can contribute to the development of serious systemic diseases, such as diabetes, or even cause heart attack or stroke. It’s simple: a clean tooth doesn’t decay, so proper dental hygiene helps support overall health.

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Standard procedure

01

Your medical/dental history

02

Examination and diagnosis

03

Treatment plan

04

Removal of plaque
and stains

05

Removal of tartar above
and below the gumline

06

Polishing and fluoridization

07

Choosing the right aids

08

Practice cleaning

Initial dental hygiene

Initial dental hygiene takes roughly 90 minutes. Once we’ve taken your medical/dental history, we’ll perform a thorough examination of the periodontium and determine the level of oral hygiene. For implants, we use a special instrument designed specifically for examining and treating implant surfaces and their immediate surroundings.

During the examination, we look for redness, swelling, and bleeding of the gums. We also focus on the presence of plaque and tartar and carefully measure the depth of so-called periodontal pockets. We then discuss the findings with the client and recommend an individual treatment plan.

90min
Initial dental
hygiene

Plaque removal

We remove plaque and stains using AIRFLOW® with a fine powder. The powder, erythritol, has a particle size of 14 μm, which makes it safe for use on the mucosa and gums.

Tartar removal

We remove supragingival (above the gumline) tartar using hand scalers and a special ultrasonic scaler, the tip of which is vibrated with ultrasound waves and cooled with a blend of water and antibacterial chlorhexidine.

Treating implants

For the safe treatment of your implants, we use special plastic-covered ultrasonic scaler tips.

Hard-to-reach areas

After cleaning with the ultrasonic scaler, any remaining tartar is removed from hard-to-reach areas with delicate hand instruments (scalers and curettes), and a fluoride gel is applied to the surface of the teeth.

Home care

The health of your teeth and gums primarily depends on regular and thorough home care. Therefore,  during our dental hygiene procedures, clients practice proper cleaning techniques using individually chosen and recommended aids.

Calibration of interdental spaces

Calibration of the spaces between your teeth is an important step, during which the dental hygienist determines the sizes of interdental brushes you need.

Specialized procedures

What methods do we use
to achieve perfection?

Deep-scaling a root-planing

Deep-scaling and root-planing is a method used in the treatment of gum disease, which results in the formation of subgingival (below the gumline) tartar and periodontal pockets. The procedure removes tartar and plaque from the surface of the root of the tooth using special delicate hand instruments  (curettes) and subgingival ultrasonic tips and concludes with a rinse using a solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 0.2% chlorhexidine to further reduce the number of bacteria in the periodontal pockets. The deep cleaning can be scheduled across several visits. Each deep cleaning is followed by a healing period of six to eight weeks.

GBT (Guided Biofilm Therapy)

Our dental hygiene procedure uses Guided Biofilm Therapy® (GBT), a new, modern, and minimally invasive dental hygiene treatment. As the name suggests, when performing a professional cleaning, the hygienist is guided by a dye marking the location of dental plaque biofilm, which is the main cause of cavities, periodontal disease, and infections around implants. After an initial examination and clinical assessment, the plaque is coloured with a dye, which not only acts as a guide but also lets the client see areas that require better cleaning. This is followed by instruction on proper cleaning techniques and then the procedure, which uses AIRFLOW® and, if necessary, PERIOFLOW®, with fine erythritol powder. The process removes plaque, stains, and freshly mineralized tartar. Any remaining tartar is removed with a PIEZON® device fitted with an extremely sensitive ultrasonic PS tip or, when cleaning around implants, a PI tip. Finally, the teeth are polished, fluoride is applied to their surfaces, and the interdental spaces are calibrated.

Perioflow

PERIOFLOW® is a type of sandblasting using a special tip and a powder suitable for periodontal pockets and the areas around implants. It’s used after deep cleaning to rinse out periodontal pockets and to treat implant infections. The powder contains chlorhexidine, which has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

AIRFLOW (sandblasting)

AIRFLOW® is a type of sandblasting, during which the surface of the tooth is scoured with a blend of special powder and distilled water propelled by compressed air. The finest powders (particle size 14 μm) are used to remove plaque from the surface of the teeth, gums, and tongue. Coarser powders (particle size 40 μm) are used to remove dark stains resulting from consumption of pigmented foods and beverages.

In-clinic whitening

In-clinic whitening is a type of sandblasting using a special tip and a powder suitable for periodontal pockets and the areas around implants. It’s used after deep cleaning to rinse out periodontal pockets and to treat implant infections. The powder contains chlorhexidine, which has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

Home whitening

Home whitening begins with a visit to our clinic to have a dental impression made, which is then used in the laboratory to prepare a tray for whitening gel. Next, the client is provided with the tray and whitening gel and given detailed instructions on how to use them. The client performs the whitening at home without having to visit the clinic and without specialist assistance. Home whitening can be done at night or during the day depending on the client’s preferences. Night whitening typically uses a gel with a lower concentration of active substance that acts for up to eight hours (the client wears the tray while sleeping). Daytime whitening typically uses a gel with a higher concentration of active substance that acts for approximately four hours. The entire whitening process takes from one to three weeks. This type of whitening requires more time, but the process is gradual, and the results are very stable.

A combination of home and in-clinic whitening may also be chosen, and in our opinion it delivers the best and most stable results.

Regular and proper dental hygiene is the basis for healthy teeth not only for you but for your children too.

We’ll be happy to provide you with our prices during a personal consultation, and you can also request more information by using our contact form.

Prices

Procedures and prices

Air-flow (pískování)
from 700 CZK / 30 min
Perio-flow
from 200,- CZK / tooth
Deep-scaling a root planing
from 250,- CZK / tooth
In-clinic whitening
Individual pricing
Home whitening
Individual pricing
Combined whitening
Individual pricing
Initial dental hygiene (90 min)

Medical/dental history; initial periodontal examination; removal of plaque and stains; supragingival scaling; polishing and fluoridization; motivation, instruction, and practice cleaning; calibration of interdental spaces.

from 1800 CZK
Dental hygiene (60 min)

Repeat periodontal examination; assessment of therapy success; removal of plaque and stains; scaling (ultrasound, hand instruments); polishing and fluoridization; recalibration of interdental spaces; remotivation and reinstruction.

from 1300 CZK
Dental hygiene (30 min)

Repeat periodontal examination; reassessment of therapy success; removal of plaque and stains; scaling (ultrasound, hand instruments); polishing and fluoridization; recalibration of interdental spaces; remotivation and reinstruction.

from 700 CZK

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What is inflammation of the gums, better known as gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the most common form of gum disease. It’s caused by plaque, which forms on the surface of the teeth and primarily consists of bacteria and their products. If plaque isn’t removed regularly and thoroughly, the gums become inflamed and begin to exhibit typical symptoms such as redness, swelling, and bleeding. In later stages, the gums may become sore or even painful. Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal disease. Gingivitis is prevented through regular and thorough removal of plaque from the surfaces of the teeth and interdental spaces.

What is implant gingivitis, also known as mucositis?

Implant gingivitis is inflammation of the soft tissues surrounding an implant. As with gingivitis around natural teeth, implant gingivitis is caused by the accumulation of plaque in the soft tissues around a dental implant. Symptoms include redness, swelling, and bleeding. Prevention is through regular and thorough removal of plaque.

What is periodontitis?

Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the periodontium – the specialized tissues that surround and support the teeth and hold them in their sockets. It’s caused by untreated gingivitis and the spread of inflammatory changes to the deeper structures of the periodontium. In the affected area, the bone of the tooth socket and the connective tissue fibres that attach the tooth to the bone begin to deteriorate. Symptoms include bleeding gums, exposed tooth roots, and the deepening of periodontal pockets. In the later stages, teeth become loose and are eventually lost.

What is peri-implantitis?

If mucositis is left untreated, the inflammatory changes spread to the deeper structures of the tissues immediately surrounding an implant. This, in turn, results in irreversible deterioration of the bone tissue holding the implant in place. Other problems include mucosal bleeding and deepening of the so-called implant mucosal tunnel. In severe cases, the disease leads to the loss of the implant.

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