A mayor part of the preventive dentistry is the professional teeth cleaning. Find out about how we clean your teeth in our dental offices in 10117 Berlin Mitte.
This damaging plaque is the main cause of tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontitis. Therefore, you should allow your dentist to thoroughly clean your teeth every six months, thus laying the foundation for having long-lasting natural teeth that you can enjoy.
First, your mouth, gums and teeth are thoroughly examined to determine plaque buildup and any bleeding tendencies. Then the actual cleaning begins, in which first the tartar on the surfaces and in between the teeth is removed. Stains from tea, coffee or tobacco are removed next, followed by soft deposits from the surface of the teeth, the interdental spaces and - if present - from the gum pockets. Small brushes and dental floss are usually used for this purpose.
Once this has been done, the teeth are polished, making them smoother and less prone to new plaque forming. This will make brushing your own teeth easier and more effective. Finally, the surface of the tooth should be treated with a special fluoride varnish that makes the enamel more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria.