It consists in scraping the surface of the tooth or the implant that is above the healthy gum and in the gingival sulcus. It is recommended periodically (every 6 or 12 months) for implants as well as teeth in patients with healthy gums. Children should start visiting a dental hygienist when they are around six years old. Having healthy adult teeth is conditioned by proper oral care skills developed in early childhood. The dental hygienist will help your child develop good oral and dental care skills, explain in a manner understandable to the child how to brush their teeth and advise what toothpaste is most suitable for a child‘s teeth.
The presence of inflammation around the tooth (gingivitis, periodontitis) or the implant (mucositis or periimplantitis) may require that check-ups be more frequent. A check-up is also done before performing teeth whitening. Dental hygiene can be carried out by one of our hygienists or dentists depending on the needs of the patient. During the procedure, the professional takes the opportunity to rule out deep caries (decay). A periapical radiograph will help in the prevention or diagnosis of caries. Sometimes the scraping or high sensitivity of the teeth require placing anesthesia to prevent patient discomfort. After the treatment, the patient will notice that their teeth recover the softness of the enamel of the tooth and the elimination of bad breath that plaque (contamination), tartar or pyorrhea can cause.
Does not require infiltrative anesthesia:
- In cases of hypersensitivity anesthesia can be administered if the patient requires it.
Duration of the session:
- 1 hour
Number of visits or sessions:
- It is done in a session. On the day of your appointment for professional oral hygiene, we recommend not ingesting the following foods after treatment: foods and drinks with colorants, e.g. beets, blueberries, red wine, black coffee, tea etc.