Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Regular dental appointments are also critical in preventing additional plaque buildup. The biofilm that develops into dental plaque and progresses into gum disease and cause serious damage to your teeth.
The tendency to plaque accumulation varies from person to person, it is completely individual.
Plaque is the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. Bacteria live in plaque and secrete acids that cause tooth decay and irritate gum tissue. Dental plaque begins forming on teeth 4-12 hours after brushing, which is why it is so important to brush thoroughly at least twice a day and floss daily. If plaque is not removed regularly by tooth brushing and flossing, it hardens to create calculus (also known as tartar). Dental calculus is a crusty deposit that can trap stains on the teeth and cause discoloration. It creates a strong bond that can only be removed by a dental professional. In addition, caries is biofilm-induced, acid demineralization of the teeth and acid is furthermore one of the main causes of enamel erosion, making them susceptible to caries.
By cleaning calculus, all deposits which often settle on teeth are removed at the same time – calculus, plaque, surface staining from food, drink, or tobacco.
We recommend this procedure as preventive measure, although it is also a therapeutic method.
When you visit your dentist's office for cleaning, the dental hygienist uses specialized tools (dental instruments) to clean your teeth without the need for local anesthesia, because the removal method is painless. You are likely to feel only the sensitivity around the neck of the tooth. Regular professional dental hygiene is necessary - if left unremoved, calculus and plaque can lead to serious gum diseases, such as gingivitis or periodontitis, which are the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
Sandblasting is the operation of propelling a stream of abrasive material (sand) against a surface under high-pressure water. This procedure is carried out to remove plaque and restore natural brilliance to teeth.
Dental sandblasting refers to the removal of yellow and dark stains on teeth caused by frequent use of cigarettes, coffee, tea and other coloured drinks as well as tobacco stains. In order to achieve the best possible result for a patient, it is necessary to remove calculus before sandblasting.
The sandblasting procedure is completely painless and the patient can choose choose either cherry or mint flavor.
Contraindications for the procedure are bleeding gums, gingivitis or advanced form of periodontitis.