Professional oral hygiene is the procedures performed in the oral cavity: removal of dental plaque and scale, application of therapeutic (fluoride, etc.) preparations, polishing the surface of teeth and seals.
Good oral hygiene and proper dental care is the way to a healthy smile. The simplest oral hygiene procedures help prevent dental decay, maintain healthy gums and allow you to enjoy your teeth for much longer.
Oral hygiene is divided into individual (personal) and professional. Individual oral hygiene is all that everyone does at home: teeth brushing, using interdental flossers, or using interdental brushes, using mouthwash fluids, removable dentures care, etc. Professional oral hygiene is the procedures performed in the dentist`s office.
No matter how we try to clean the teeth with toothbrush thoroughly, it is practically impossible to do this. There is always plaque on the further molar teeth, on tongue surfaces or on the dental spaces that are not reached by the bristles.
Insufficient oral hygiene often causes an unpleasant breath of the mouth, which reduces self-confidence and harms communication. Research has shown that the constant accumulation of bacteria in the mouth allows them to enter the digestive system and into the bloodstream and reach various organs. This can lead to the discovery of heart, lung, kidney and other organ diseases.
It is recommended for every person to perform professional oral hygiene at least 1-2 times a year. People with a tendency to plaque build-up or smokers should visit a specialist hygienist at least 3-4 times a year. Usually the oral hygiene procedure lasts from 30 to 60 minutes. It is necessary to perform oral hygiene even if you brush your teeth 3 times a day – it is not possible to clean all bacteria independently by one hundred percent.