Oral hygiene is the area of Dentistry dedicated to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the main oral diseases such as dental caries and periodontal diseases. It is also fundamental in the maintenance and monitoring of treatments carried out in other areas of Dentistry, supporting other areas such as: Implantology, Orthodontics, Periodontology, among others.
Oral Hygiene focuses its work on prevention, because prevention is more important than treating.
At our Clinic, the latest prophylaxis technology (GBT) is available, which combines greater efficiency with painless procedures and significantly greater comfort.
Oral Hygiene and Rehabilitation with implants
After completion of an implant rehabilitation, periodic and specialized maintenance of dental implants should always be carried out to contribute to long-term success. It is essential that patients are motivated and fully aware of how they should perform oral hygiene in their specific case.
Oral Hygiene and Orthodontics (dental appliances)
During orthodontic treatment, regular oral hygiene consultations are essential. The aim is to explain to patients oral hygiene techniques (brushing and interdental hygiene) adapted to their orthodontic appliance in order to enhance treatment results, ensuring health during and after completion of the appliance.
How is the Oral Hygiene consultation processed?
In the oral hygiene consultation, a clinical and radiographic evaluation (when necessary) of the oral cavity is carried out to check for caries, gum disease or other pathologies that may exist in the surrounding tissues.
If any pathology is identified, the patient is referred to the respective area of Dentistry to proceed with the most appropriate treatment.
Oral hygiene instructions are always given during the consultation, with a detailed explanation of the care to be taken at home regarding brushing, use of toothpaste, mouthwashes (mouthwashes) or interdental hygiene (threads and brush).
After teaching the most appropriate oral hygiene techniques, ultrasonic scaling (“dental cleaning”) is performed using the most up-to-date oral prophylaxis technology. Depending on the needs of each patient, it may be necessary to apply topical fluoride or other products for tooth sensitivity.
How can I prevent tooth decay?
Dental caries results from the presence of specific bacteria in the oral cavity, associated with an incorrect diet and inadequate oral hygiene that is not efficient in eliminating them.
Is it normal to feel pain with cold?
Hypersensitivity is a very common pain in dentistry consultations. You should consult your Dentist/Oral Hygienist to understand the cause of dental hypersensitivity. Once the cause of the hypersensitivity is understood, the appropriate treatment for each case can be started.
How often should I go to an Oral Hygiene consultation?
Periodic oral hygiene consultations are a determining factor for the success and maintenance of all dental treatments, as well as for a beautiful and healthy smile.
The frequency of consultations is determined by the Oral Hygienist, taking into account the need and the patient’s oral health status. Num paciente com saúde dentária e gengival sem risco individual são aconselhadas manutenções a cada 6 meses.
How many times should I brush my teeth a day?
As a general rule, brushing twice a day for 2 minutes, combined with oral hygiene between the teeth, is sufficient.
How should I brush my teeth and with which brush?
The brushing technique must be adapted to each patient. However, in general, it is advisable to use a brush with a soft consistency to prevent injuries to the gums and teeth due to excessive pressure and the hardness of harder brushes.
Which folder should I use?
Toothpaste must be adapted to the needs of each patient. However, in general, a patient with oral health can opt for fluoride toothpaste, whose concentration should be between 1000 and 1500 ppm of fluoride.