Prophylaxis refers to the cleaning of teeth as a preventative measure against gum disease and tooth decay, but our highly qualified prophylaxis team is also responsible for pre- and postoperational treatment. They play a large part in making sure your teeth will last you for a long time.
Preventive Dental Treatments
Preventing Tooth Decay and Periodontitis
- professiona cleaning
- individual guidance for optimal oral hygiene
- medical splints with special antibacterial gel
- antibacterial drugs
- DNA- or RNA testing to determine individual likelihood to contract periodontitis
- removal of plaque and discolouration
Things You Can Do
You can contribute quite a bit by following these simple tips:
If you want to keep your teeth healthy for a long time you should brush them thoroughly. Use a soft motion away from the gum, along the tooth to reach into the spaces between your teeth.
Don’t use a lot of pressure as this can damage the tooth enamel. Tooth paste that produces a lot of foam is too aggressive. Please avoid tooth brushes with bristle made from natural fibres as they can be very unhygienic.
Food and Diet
Did you know that a strict wholemeal diet can damage your teeth? The acid in fruit damages tooth enamel, and wholemeal grains literally grind your teeth down. Please contact our dietician for further information.
A mother loses a tooth with each child she bears.
This old saying is thankfully obsolete! While it is true that during pregnancy there is a higher risk of contracting caries (tooth decay) or periodontitis, good oral hygiene will easily prevent this.
Bad teeth are not inherited – tooth decay is a bacterial infection that parents can pass on to their children. So please avoid popping your baby’s dummy into your mouth for a "quick clean"!
Children and Brushing Teeth
Brushing your teeth should be fun: the brush should be small with soft bristles, the handle fit for small hands. Children usually enjoy electric brushes – they tickle and come in all shapes and sizes.
Tooth paste with fruit flavour might also be a good idea. A good way to reliably prevent tooth decay is the application of dental sealants. Please contact us!