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Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene is a procedure which consists of the removal of calculus, bacterial removal and stains through the use of specific instruments (ultrasounds and curettes).

The main aim of Oral Hygiene is to help to prevent gum diseases, also serving as an optimum instrument in the early prevention and detection of caries, when carried out regularly, however an Oral Hygiene session cannot replace good Oral Hygiene at home.

Bacterial scale is a film comprising bacteria, food waste and saliva which is deposited on all the surface of the tooth. It is the main cause of the periodontal problems and dental caries.

Bacterial plaque is a whitish or yellowish colour which makes it hard to detect because it is confused with the colour of the tooth, if not removed it becomes hard, beginning to be called calculus.

The toothbrush and dental floss are not sufficient for removing calculus and this will have to be removed at the maintenance/Oral Hygiene appointment by your dentist or oral hygienist using specific instruments to this end.

The Oral Hygiene/maintenance appointment is usually carried out every 6 months. However, this time interval may vary in line with the need of each patient.

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Use dental floss or an interdental toothbrush every day
  • Use toothpaste with fluoride
  • Rinse with a fluorinated mouthwash (containing fluoride) if your dentist/oral hygienist so recommends
  • Maintain a balanced diet
  • Avoid eating sweets between meals

Clinical Cases

Experience combined with knowledge and the use of appropriate techniques allow extraordinary results.
Here are some examples of the treatments carried out at Iro.

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