Removing plaque

Removing plaque and sandblasting are un- invasive, completely safe and painless processes of cleaning teeth and regular oral hygiene.

THE IMPORTANCE OF REMOVING PLAQUE FROM TEETH

The fact is that plaque is created on a daily basis and that a certain amount of microorganisms is normal. The problem arises when the plaque is not removed in time. By accumulating in layers, it becomes a threat to healthy teeth and gums, and basically to the tooth enamel which it attacks first. Because of this, it is impossible to emphasize the importance of brushing your teeth for the health and preservation of teeth and that regular oral hygiene is the first and most important step in this.

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Is removing plaque necessary?

It is recommended to remove plaque at least once a year, and two times a year would be optimal.
Through time, bacterial plaque sits on the teeth. At the beginning, it is soft but with time it becomes hard and it is impossible to remove without the help of a dentist. It is very important, aside from oral hygiene, to have regular visits to the dentist in order for the plaque to be removed and not impact the gums. Other than removing plaque, it is very important to polish the teeth, making the surface smoother and less susceptible to plaque. Oral hygiene will play a large part in this segment as well, because only cleaning and massaging the gums during brushing will have an impact on creating smaller amount of plaque and reducing the need for a more frequent removal of plaque.

What to do when plaque appears?

When plaque appears, it is necessary to book a visit to the dentist, because only a dentist can remove the hard substance from the teeth.
Accumulation of plaque cannot be prevented, but with good and regular oral hygiene we mentioned at the beginning, frequent visits to the dentist for removing plaque can be prevented. When visiting the dentist, they will perform the treatment of removing plaque and sanding teeth.

What does the removal of plaque include and what is sanding?

Removing plaque is part of conservative dentistry, to be more precise, preventive dentistry.
Removing the plaque also means removing small changes in color that occur from food and smoking. The treatment is performed with instruments that soften and then remove the accumulation on the teeth. Removing plaque is a completely painless treatment and an anesthetic is not necessary before it starts. Some patients might have more sensitive gums which can cause increased sensitivity, but that disappears quickly after the finished treatment. After removing the plaque, it is very important to polish the teeth so the surface of the teeth is smooth and less prone to plaque. Many patients ask us what sanding is and if it is necessary when removing plaque. Sanding is one of the techniques used for cleaning teeth. It is performed with the help of a device which sprays water under pressure in combination with micro-abrasive grains of sand. Sanding the teeth is done to remove stains on the teeth which have appeared after frequent consummation of coffee, cigarettes, red wine, and other dark drinks and food.

It is important to emphasize that if regular oral hygiene combined with regular visits to the dentist are not performed, plaque can even lead to serious gum diseases and even to the loss of the tooth. Do not skip your visits and regular check-ups to your dentist and keep your oral hygiene at a high level!

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