DENTAL PROPHYLAXIS

Ultrasonic plaque removal is the technique used for fast and efficient dental tartar removal.
This technique operates based on tickling ultrasonic vibrations which remove calculus off the teeth. The device tip vibrates against the tooth generating waves which knock, break and remove the tartar off the tooth surface. It also sprays a cooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature.

Ultrasonic tartar removal also gets to the sub gingival areas which are generally difficult to explore. Vibrations are mild enough not to damage the gums and the patient experiences no pain at all.
Ultrasonic cleaning is recommended to all patients regardless of age at least one time in 6-8 months. Everybody has calculus, either caused by acid saliva, faulty tooth brushing, stain effect drinks (tea, coffee, juices) or smoking.
Gingivitis (gums disease) is caused by bacterial plaque deposits formed under the gum line, attacking gums and the bone structure, and gradually leading to teeth loss. By ultrasonic plaque removal, tartar deposits under the gum line are eliminated, thus reducing the gum bleeding and the gingival enlargement. This procedure is the first step in the prevention, control and treatment of gum diseases and periodontitis.

PROFESSIONAL CLEANING
Once the tartar is removed, the teeth surface gets sensitive and unconfortable for the patient. Tartar removal is followed by a professional teeth cleaning. This procedure involves cleaning off the bacterial plaque and tartar debris, as well as the stains from the tooth surface. Professional cleaning is performed manually with tooth brush and special paste cleaning and polishing teeth surface.

AIR-FLOW
The air flow method is used for a thorough cleaning and polishing of tooth surface. The air flow equipment releases compressed air, water and smooth sodium bicarbonate particles directly onto the tooth surface, in order to polish and remove small impurities remaining after the tartar removal and the professional cleaning. This procedure is indicated to be performed following the tartar removal and the professional cleaning, because, unlike the latter, the air flow is reaching even into the interproximal areas.

SEALANTS

Dental sealant is a simple and pain free dental procedure. It consists of isolating the dental surface in order to prevent the development of caries. Deep pits on the occlusal surface of the molars are covered because food will stick into them and they are hard-to-clean areas by simple teeth cleaning.
Applying sealants on pits and fissures is done based on resin composites, compomers or glass ionomers. These materials protect dental tissue by fluorine release.