Up to 170 Euro: What are the expensive dental cleaning really brings

In spite of regular dental care with toothbrush, toothpaste, space between the brush and floss, during the day the harmful bacteria in hard to reach Places. Doctors recommend at least Once a year, a professional dental cleaning. But the can be expensive.

1. A professional tooth cleaning the teeth

During the day the harmful bacteria to collect on and between the teeth. Here, they form Plaque, with time, an aggressive Biofilm composed of Salivary components, food residues, and bacteria, the Affected with the toothbrush or rinsing can’t remove. This white plaque converts sugar into acids, which decalcify then the surface of the tooth and the caries-promoting education.

In addition, Plaque is not the cause for mouth smell and triggers, among other things, inflammation of the gums (Gingivitis) and, in the worst case of periodontal disease. By this inflammation of the tooth bed of dangerous pathogens penetrate more easily through the gum pockets into the bloodstream and promote other diseases. According to scientific studies, a regular professional tooth cleaning PTC lowers births, the risk for cardiac and cerebral infarctions, early, Diabetes, Arthritis, rheumatism and gastro-intestinal disorders. Therefore, the following applies: Prevention is the best protection!

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2. That’s what happens when a professional dental cleaning

With magnifying lenses, prevention specialists, or dental hygienists first examine precisely the set of Teeth. Then, you remove disease-causing Plaque, tooth for a Tooth. Soft coverings are removed device, often with an ultrasound, harder deposits with a special hand-held instrument. Also, the use of a so-called powder jet device can be stubborn discoloration, caused for example by wine, coffee, tea, or nicotine, easy to solve.

For the in-between spaces, the specialists use a small brush, also clean the tongue, because here are also disease-causing pathogens, among other things, bad breath. Then the tooth surfaces are polished using a special Paste, so that bacteria find it more difficult Holding and not-so-quickly re-colonize.

After that, a special impregnation reduces the acid solubility of the dental enamel, and minor Defects are stabilized by remineralization. Finally, a fluoride, i.e. Applying fluoride directly to the teeth, in addition, for strong pearly whites. The PZR is not completed but. It includes, in many cases, advice on home oral hygiene and is easy to implement nutritional advice.

3. So often a professional teeth cleaning is useful

About their own care, in addition to the visit to the dentist or dental hygienist is recommended twice a year, because only they have the opportunity to have a professional dental cleaning thoroughly. However, it always depends on the own mouth situation, because if certain systemic diseases such as Diabetes or cardiovascular or developing tooth decay or periodontal disease risk, recommend shorter intervals.

No limits are in place, larger intervals of time for professional cleaning. Ideally, discuss to patients the intervals with your dentist knows the oral situation and can assess on the basis of his experience of the need.

4. These are the costs

On average, patients pay between 70 and 170 euros. The prices vary so greatly because it always depends on the effort and the number and the condition of the teeth. Some cleanings take only half an hour other three times. Different or special devices are used, the price increases.

To can cost more, it will come also, if additional services, such as bacteria or periodontal disease – prediction Tests (MMP-8 Tests) carried out, or a detailed history, documentation of pocket depths with High-Tech equipment is produced.

5. You should note the before and after

Patients need a PZR not specifically prepare. However, they should appear with cleaned teeth for the appointment. Then, it is important to note a few important things. Because after cleaning the surface of the tooth is very sensitive and the saliva needed for a while, the natural protective film. In addition, patients should have a good hour then nothing to eat or drink, not to impair the effect of the prophylaxis. The Same applies to the consumption of cigarettes.

By the new-found Flooring can occur in the first two days of the sensitivities in the case of hot or cold drinks and food. However, this will disappear quickly. Was made in addition to a Bleaching, patients should not be for about two days dispense with tooth-staining foods such as coffee, tea, red wine, beetroot, Ketchup, and cigarettes, in order not to endanger the aesthetic result.

Stephan Ziegler is a principal dentist and founder of the KU64-the dental practice in Berlin.