Oral hygiene and prophylaxis are the true foundation of oral health. Properly performed can maintain the health of teeth and gums over time.
Some studies have shown that a patient with a well maintained mouth may only lose a tooth every 100 years.
From the age of six, it is important to have a professional dental check-up and cleaning.
The frequency depends on the risk of each individual :
- every 3 months for higher risk patients
- every 12 months for patients who are already autonomous and effective in plaque control
With the help of a dental hygienist, tooth and gum problems are identified and patients learn the best techniques to maintain good oral hygiene at home.
For patients with periodontal disease, a thorough check-up every 3/6 months and an oral hygiene session are recommended as part of the therapy in order to prevent recurrences.