Professional oral hygiene involves procedures carried out in the oral cavity: removal of dental plaque and calculus, using various applications (e.g. fluoride varnish application), polishing the surfaces of teeth and fillings. In the clinic “Dantų harmonija – Dental Harmony” patients are also shown how to practise good oral hygiene at home, that is how to properly take care of your teeth on a daily basis, what products to use in order to maintain good oral health.
Personal oral hygiene involves daily oral care using a toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss or an interdental toothbrush or other products. Proper regular oral care is essential if you wish your mouth to be free of caries or periodontal disease.
Most of us dedicate far too little time to our oral hygiene due to our busy schedules or some other reasons. Besides, daily dental care at home does not help everybody to fully protect their teeth.
Professional oral hygiene is needed for the following reasons:
Every person is usually recommended to have professional cleaning done at least once or twice a year. The length of intervals between procedures depends on how quickly dental calculus accumulates and the patient’s overall oral health and oral hygiene habits.
If calculus or pigment stains accumulate faster (because of smoking or frequent use of colouring foods or drinks) or the person suffers from periodontal disease, it is highly recommended to visit a dental hygienist more often, that is every 3-4 months.
At “Dantų harmonija – Dental Harmony” modern methods and equipment are used to remove both soft plaque and hard calculus. The standard oral hygiene procedure takes about 30–60 minutes.
This is how the procedure carried out step-by-step:
Parents should be responsible for their children’s oral hygiene until they learn to write. A young kid’s hand movements are not sufficiently coordinated; therefore, he or she is not able to brush their teeth properly.
How to help your children develop good oral hygiene practices?
Recommendations regarding children’s oral care at home:
If you yourself are not sure how to brush teeth properly, visit your dentist, who will explain what oral care products to use and how.
Please note that professional oral hygiene is very important for children wearing braces.
Quite often after the removal of braces white spots can be seen. These white spots appear as a result of initial enamel demineralisation and start developing below the hard enamel surface. They might develop into caries over time. The main factors causing the appearance of white spots are improper oral hygiene and the excessive consumption of foods or drinks containing too many carbohydrates, acidic or sweet substances.
Fortunately, white spots can be avoided by properly brushing your teeth (practising good daily oral care) along with regular visits to the professional oral hygienist and the revised eating habits.
Along with innovative approaches to caries treatment emerging around the world, the clinic “Dantų harmonija – Dental Harmony” offers you a revolutionary solution here – a micro-invasive caries infiltration system called Icon (DMG Dental, Germany) to address incipient proximal caries and white spots lesions on smooth surfaces. With the emergence of this new caries infiltration therapy Icon, the demineralised enamel layer can be strengthened and stabilised without drilling. Using this therapy, healthy dental tissues are preserved and just in a single visit the progression of early caries is arrested and white spots on the demineralised enamel are treated.
Driven by enamel capillary forces, a highly fluid resin of low viscosity (the infiltrant) penetrates into the demineralised enamel layer and blocks the paths by which cariogenic acids travel. This way the advance of caries is stopped at a very early stage in both hard-to-reach proximal areas and on smooth teeth surfaces.
The main advantages of the new system:
|Oral hygiene (standard)||60 - 70 €|
|Oral hygiene (extensive, Stage 1)||65 €|
|Oral hygiene (extensive, Stage 2)||60 €|
|Oral hygene before periodontal treatment (1 visit)||70 €|
|ICON application (1-3 teeth)||15 - 30 €|
|Fluoride varnish application (all teeth)||20 €|
|Tooth surface desensitisation||5 €|
|Herpes laser treatment||20 €|
|Polishing of direct cosmetic restorations (1 tooth)||10 €|
The prices indicated here are provisional. Only after an examination and consultation the doctor will be able to provide you with a precise treatment cost.