Prophylaxis

Oral hygiene – Professional teeth cleaning – Periodontitis therapy

  • Professional teeth cleaning is an important part of the dental prophylaxis
  • Our dental hygienists take care of regions that are difficult or impossible to clean by oral hygiene at home.
  • Especially with existing periodontal disease (Periodontitis), treatment of gingival pockets and tooth surfaces is recommended several times a year.

Questions & Answers

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What happens during a teeth cleaning session?

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Prophylaxis (prophy) removes plaque build-up that cannot be removed by brushing, and includes tooth polishing. We use a special ultrasonic scaler to remove debris. At the end of each session we use fluoride to remineralize the outer part of your teeth.

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How long does a prophylaxis session take?

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Depending on individual factors (dental calculus, discoloration, tooth restorations) about 20 min - 1 1/2 hours.

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How often should I go to a prophylaxis session

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Depending on individual factors. about 1 - 4 times a year. To help maintain the results of a periodontitis therapy, a special, shorter cleaning is performed every 8, 10 or 12 weeks.

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How much does it cost?

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Prophylaxis sessions have to be paid privately, the rate depends on the time needed for each session.