Dental hygiene Bratislava
Katarína Nagyová, diplomovaná dentálna hygienička
Dental hygiene is a key step towards permanently healthy and beautiful teeth. With it we can prevent tooth decay, gingivitis and many other diseases of the teeth and oral cavity.
Our dental clinic in Bratislava provides painless and effective treatment for each of our patients. Using the latest technology and procedures, we provide you with perfect care for your teeth and gums. We also give comprehensive advice and practical tips for achieving and maintaining optimal oral hygiene during your consultation.
Whether you need a routine dental check-up and treatment or you‘re looking for a solution to a specific oral hygiene problem, you’ve come to the right place.
What is dental hygiene?
Dental hygiene is a preventive health care service performed by a qualified dental hygienist or dentist. It provides deep cleaning of the teeth and gums by removing tartar and plaque that cannot be removed with conventional cleaning at home.
The cleaning is followed by fluoridation of the teeth to strengthen the enamel and prevent tooth decay. As part of dental hygiene, we also assess the overall condition of the oral cavity and provide recommendations for at-home oral care.
Dental hygiene using the latest technologies
In our clinic we use the AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master, which is the result of innovation and precision from Swiss company EMS. It combines a sandblasting machine with light ultrasound for complete supragingival and subgingival removal of plaque, pigmentation and tartar, and provides tooth polishing with AIRFLOW® technology.
Using the AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master together with Guided Biofilm Therapy treatment forms a complete dental care system based on maximum efficiency and minimal invasiveness.
This device significantly improves patient comfort, is gentle on tooth enamel, implants and soft tissues, and easily removes stubborn pigmentations from coffee, tea and smoking. For patients with orthodontic braces, it gently removes biofilm and does not damage the surface of the braces. Treatment is pleasant for the patient, giving the feeling of a warm shower with regulated water heating up to 40˚C.
How is dental hygiene performed?
Dental hygiene is a systematic process that focuses on cleaning and treating the teeth and gums. The process consists of several steps:
- Consultation and check-up: Prior to the actual dental hygiene process, a consultation and oral examination will take place. This step involves an examination of your current tooth and gum health so that the dental hygiene plan can be tailored to your individual needs.
- Removal of tartar and plaque: The first step in the dental hygiene process is to remove tartar and plaque from the surface of the teeth. This can be done with manual or ultrasonic tools, or with the AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master for a more gentle and effective cleaning.
- Polishing teeth: After removing tartar and plaque, the teeth are cleaned and smoothed with a special paste. This process, known as tooth polishing, helps to remove surface stains and gives teeth a smooth and clean appearance.
- Fluoridation: The final step in the dental hygiene process is the application of fluoride to the teeth. Fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel and protects teeth from decay.
- Home care advice: Once the dental hygiene process is complete, we will provide you with recommendations and at-home care instructions so you can maintain a clean and healthy smile.
Remember that the frequency and need for dental hygiene may vary depending on individual health conditions and needs. Therefore, it is important to visit the dental clinic regularly and to follow the recommendations of your dentists.
Frequently asked questions about dental hygiene
Is dental hygiene painful?
Dental hygiene, if done correctly and professionally, should not be painful. Most people experience only mild discomfort or sensitivity during or after treatment, especially if they have sensitive teeth or advanced stages of gum disease. In such cases, local anesthesia or other methods may be used to relieve discomfort.
The advanced technology and tools we use in our clinic allow us to clean your teeth gently and effectively, minimizing any discomfort.
When can I eat after dental hygiene?
After dental hygiene, it is usually recommended to wait at least an hour before consuming any food or drinks. This is because after treatment, we apply fluoride to the teeth which needs time to act on the tooth enamel and to create optimal protection against decay. Eating food or drinking beverages can interfere with this process.
However, if you feel hungry or need a drink within an hour after treatment, try to avoid food and drinks that are too hot or cold, as well as those that can stain your teeth (such as red wine, coffee or tea), as your teeth may have temporarily increased sensitivity after treatment.
How to care for your teeth after dental hygiene
After dental hygiene, it’s important to follow a few basic steps to keep your teeth healthy and clean:
- Perform regular teeth cleaning: Brush your teeth twice a day, morning and evening, with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Using dental floss or an interdental brush is also important for removing food and plaque between the teeth where a toothbrush can’t reach.
- Eat a well-balanced diet: Diet has a significant impact on dental health. Avoid excessive consumption of sugars as well as foods and beverages that can damage tooth enamel or cause stains, such as coffee, tea and red wine.
- Use mouthwash: Mouthwash helps to reduce the amount of plaque on teeth, slow down tartar build-up and maintain fresh breath.
- Make regular visits to the dentist: Regular visits to a dental hygienist or dentist are important to check the health of your teeth and to quickly detect and treat any problems.
Can dental hygiene cause harm?
No. Beliefs that dental hygiene can be harmful are often based on a misunderstanding of the process or bad experiences with unprofessional treatment. Professionally performed dental hygiene is extremely important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums and for preventing dental diseases such as cavities and periodontitis.
Advanced technologies and tools such as the AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master allow for gentle and effective cleaning without any discomfort, pain or damage to patients’ teeth and gums.
How often should I have dental hygiene?
It is recommended to have professional dental hygiene at least twice a year, although some people may need more frequent visits depending on their individual needs and oral health.
Where to find us?
Our dental clinic is located in the centre of Bratislava – Račianske mýto. Here we offer comprehensive dental treatments for all ages, from professional tartar removal to prevention of tooth and gum disease. Our clinic also offers counseling sessions, during which we will provide you with practical advice and recommendations to maintain perfect dental and oral health. Do not hesitate to contact us.