Dental Hygiene

My mouth, my health

The mouth greatly contributes to self-confidence. Central element and visible to all, the smile transmits many emotions but also plays a major role in nutrition, communication and health.

Various studies have shown the links between inflammation in the mouth and health problems. More than 600 different species of bacteria are present in our mouth. If your oral hygiene is insufficient, these bacteria develop and become virulent. Some may enter the bloodstream and cause damage. This is why it is essential to keep a healthy mouth to maintain a good general health.

If good habits become part of your daily routine, you can maintain a healthy smile. Regular oral hygiene is the key to good oral health. There is a wide range of accessories to clean your teeth: electric or manual toothbrushes, interdental brushes, toothpicks, dental floss, tongue scrapers, guide wire, mouthwash, etc. To get the right tips for maintaining your teeth, go to our oral hygienists. They will share with you the health tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

SCALING

Prevention and protection against oral diseases: a priority for the oral hygienist

Scaling is performed by our qualified oral hygienists. It consists of eliminating the scale which has accumulated on the teeth and which can no longer be removed by simple brushing. Regular sessions with your oral hygienist are therefore essential. The tartar will be regularly removed and the integrity of your gums and teeth is maintained. A six-monthly scaling is strongly recommended by oral health professionals.

Who needs scaling?

Every human being with teeth needs regular scaling. Children are also concerned. They can consult our oral hygienists at an early age in order to receive hygiene advice and integrate good habits from their first teeth.

Benefits of regular scaling

Regular scaling prevents the build-up of tartar on the teeth. Tartar and plaque are harmful to the teeth but also to the gums. They create pathologies such as decay, as well as gum recession and inflammation, called gingivitis. The integrity of teeth and gums will be maintained if you have your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis and apply hygiene advice.

What is the process?

  • First, a medical questionnaire must be completed. Then, the cleaning begins. The oral hygienist has a range of modern working instruments that can be adapted to the needs of each patient: she has various manual scalers, selected according to the location of the tooth, the position of the tartar and the presence or not of gum recession. She also works with electronic ultrasonic scalers. A phase of polishing is finally undertaken to remove the colorations and to smooth the surface of the teeth. Finally, she gives the tips and beauty tricks required for each patient.
  • In the case of acute sensitivity, anaesthesia may be considered in order to eliminate any discomfort.
  • If thinking about your next appointment with the dentist makes you stressed and nervous, ask for care under nitrous oxide (MEOPA). Once inhaled, this colourless, odourless gas mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide relaxes you while remaining conscious of what is going on around you. You will simply be more Zen and you will have a more peaceful appointment.

DENTAL HYGIENE

Healthy oral hygiene for a dazzling smile!

Oral diseases can affect your life at all levels: your personal relationships and your self-confidence, the academic results of your children and your professional life, or even the pleasure you take in eating. They can also isolate you socially when you avoid laughing, smiling and talking to others because you are ashamed of your teeth and of what people may think.

Oral hygiene is a set of mechanical methods that eliminate naturally occurring dental plaque permanently on the surface of your teeth. Its regular elimination avoids the development of the bacteria responsible for the inflammation of the gums (called gingivitis). If nothing is done to maintain good hygiene, gingivitis can degenerate into periodontitis causing the onset of mobility and then, in extreme cases, loss of teeth.

Only the mechanical methods used daily such as toothbrush, dental floss, interdental brush, stick, mouth wash, etc. eliminate plaque effectively. The tartar that forms on the surface of your teeth corresponds to mineralized and hardened dental plaque. It can no longer be eliminated simply by brushing and must be removed by our oral hygienists.

If you think your teeth need scaling or if you require more information, contact the nearest clinic. Our oral hygienists are available from Monday to Saturday, from morning to evening in all our dental clinics.

SCALING

Prevention and protection against oral diseases: a priority for the oral hygienist

Scaling is performed by our qualified oral hygienists. It consists of eliminating the scale which has accumulated on the teeth and which can no longer be removed by simple brushing. Regular sessions with your oral hygienist are therefore essential. The tartar will be regularly removed and the integrity of your gums and teeth is maintained. A six-monthly scaling is strongly recommended by oral health professionals.

Who needs scaling?

Every human being with teeth needs regular scaling. Children are also concerned. They can consult our oral hygienists at an early age in order to receive hygiene advice and integrate good habits from their first teeth.

Benefits of regular scaling

Regular scaling prevents the build-up of tartar on the teeth. Tartar and plaque are harmful to the teeth but also to the gums. They create pathologies such as decay, as well as gum recession and inflammation, called gingivitis. The integrity of teeth and gums will be maintained if you have your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis and apply hygiene advice.

What is the process?

  • First, a medical questionnaire must be completed. Then, the cleaning begins. The oral hygienist has a range of modern working instruments that can be adapted to the needs of each patient: she has various manual scalers, selected according to the location of the tooth, the position of the tartar and the presence or not of gum recession. She also works with electronic ultrasonic scalers. A phase of polishing is finally undertaken to remove the colorations and to smooth the surface of the teeth. Finally, she gives the tips and beauty tricks required for each patient.
  • In the case of acute sensitivity, anaesthesia may be considered in order to eliminate any discomfort.
  • If thinking about your next appointment with the dentist makes you stressed and nervous, ask for care under nitrous oxide (MEOPA). Once inhaled, this colourless, odourless gas mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide relaxes you while remaining conscious of what is going on around you. You will simply be more Zen and you will have a more peaceful appointment.
DENTAL HYGIENE

Healthy oral hygiene for a dazzling smile!

Oral diseases can affect your life at all levels: your personal relationships and your self-confidence, the academic results of your children and your professional life, or even the pleasure you take in eating. They can also isolate you socially when you avoid laughing, smiling and talking to others because you are ashamed of your teeth and of what people may think.

Oral hygiene is a set of mechanical methods that eliminate naturally occurring dental plaque permanently on the surface of your teeth. Its regular elimination avoids the development of the bacteria responsible for the inflammation of the gums (called gingivitis). If nothing is done to maintain good hygiene, gingivitis can degenerate into periodontitis causing the onset of mobility and then, in extreme cases, loss of teeth.

Only the mechanical methods used daily such as toothbrush, dental floss, interdental brush, stick, mouth wash, etc. eliminate plaque effectively. The tartar that forms on the surface of your teeth corresponds to mineralized and hardened dental plaque. It can no longer be eliminated simply by brushing and must be removed by our oral hygienists.

If you think your teeth need scaling or if you require more information, contact the nearest clinic. Our oral hygienists are available from Monday to Saturday, from morning to evening in all our dental clinics.