A healthy diet, exercise, regular sleep and time out from everyday life, which is often hectic: this can do a great deal for your well-being and your health. Your oral health plays an important part in this. Regular prophylaxis at the dentist helps keep your teeth and gums healthy. Modern prophylaxis programmes give the advantage of identifying and treating individual risks early on.

Being healthy starts in the mouth

The condition of the teeth and gums have an effect on your whole body. If bacteria and germs have settled in the mouth, they will cause a great deal of stress at a certain point in time. Who is affected? It starts with slight bleeding of the gums, which may develop into inflammation of the periodontium. Possible consequences of chronic inflammation are accelerated deterioration of the jawbone, tooth loss as well as increased risk of diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia or rheumatic arthritis, as bacteria course through the body via the bloodstream.

OUR ADVICENever be complacent about inflammations under any circumstances. For if periodontitis is not detected and treated, it is a risk to your health.

On everyone’s lips: Biofilm

In short, dental biofilm is a biocoenosis (community) of bacteria which settles on the surface of the teeth and grows there. It is not harmful to the body to start with. However, the biofilm can also cause illness, especially if it contains bacteria that lead to infection. Regular biofilm management is therefore an important measure for maintaining oral health.

Prophylaxis and biofilm management – much more than professional teeth cleaning

Quite simply: A prophylaxis session involves much more than professional teeth cleaning. First of all, it is important for the dentist to know everything about your cleaning behaviour, eating habits, any medicines being taken, alcohol and nicotine consumption as well as illnesses. Furthermore, the pocket depth of every individual tooth is measured. Possible diseases can then be identified. Based on the findings, we specify the therapy and prophylactic treatment.



How treatment proceeds

We use manual instruments, ultrasound or an air polishing unit to remove coatings and discolouration.

As bacteria settle more easily on rough surfaces, we polish the teeth thoroughly.

As bacteria settle more easily on rough surfaces, we polish the teeth thoroughly.

If necessary, we treat gum pockets and inflammations.


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Tooth care and diet are important

You can do a great deal to promote the health of your teeth. This includes the regular and thorough cleaning of teeth. For if there are no bacterial coatings in the mouth, then usually there are no inflammations - it is that simple. Ideally, you should clean your teeth twice a day to remove plaque. You can remove plaque between the teeth using dental floss or interdontal brushes.

A diet that is healthy for teeth

Diet also plays a major part in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Plenty of calcium, thorough chewing and not too many sweet foods are good for your teeth. It is nothing new that chocolate etc. damage the teeth: Bacteria turn sugar into acids which attack the enamel, making the tooth vulnerable to decay. However, you don’t have to cut out sweet things completely: The frequency with which you eat sugary foods is crucial in this regard. If you eat quite a lot of sugar once a day, for example as a dessert, you do less damage to your teeth than if you are snacking constantly.


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Our committedprophylaxis team

Professional teeth cleaning is carried out by specially trained prophylaxis assistants or dental hygienists.

Do you have anyquestions on the topicof prophylaxis

You will find answers to the most frequently asked questions here on the topic of prophylaxis and professional teeth cleaning.

Regular prophylaxis at the dentist helps keep your teeth and gums healthy. Modern prophylaxis programmes offer the advantage that we can identify and treat individual risks accordingly.

A prophylaxis session involves much more than professional teeth cleaning. With a prophylaxis treatment, we ask you about how you clean your teeth, your eating habits, any medicines you take, alcohol and nicotine consumption and illnesses. We then thoroughly examine your mouth area. We establish the therapy and treatment based on the findings. Professional teeth cleaning is all about removing hard and soft coatings as well as treating gum pockets and inflammations.

There is no general answer for this because it depends on a whole range of factors, for example, the number of replacement teeth, the effectiveness of your daily oral hygiene, your former periodontal history, your age and your lifestyle and eating habits. All this is taken into account when determining treatment intervals.
What might be the health consequences of chronic inflammations of the periodontium?
Inflammations of the periodontium should not be treated casually as they could lead to accelerated deterioration of the jawbone and loss of teeth. They also increase the risk of diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and rheumatic arthritis, as bacteria reach the body through the bloodstream.
Welche gesundheitlichen Folgen können chronischen Entzündungen des Zahnhalteapparates haben?
Entzündungen des Zahnhalteapparates sollten Sie nicht auf die leichte Schulter nehmen, denn sie können zum beschleunigten Abbau des Kieferknochens und Zahnverlust führen. Außerdem steigt dadurch das Risiko für Diabetes, Herzinfarkte, Schlaganfälle, Lungenentzündungen oder rheumatische Arthritis, da Bakterien durch die Blutbahn in den Organismus geraten.


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