Dental hygiene involves a set of practices to improve your teeth condition and keep the mouth clean and disease-free. These practices include daily dental care – like brushing, flossing, and rinsing – and visiting a dentist biannually. It is a form of preventative dental care that helps keep oral health problems, like gum disease, cavities, and bad breath, at bay.
Dental and oral health is also linked to overall health. For example, an infection in the mouth can exude bacteria and toxins into the bloodstream, raising the risk of several health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. In other words, keeping your teeth clean and gums healthy is an integral part of your general health.
Table of Contents
- 1 Dental Hygiene Process
- 2 Teeth Cleaning Before and After
- 3 Dental Hygiene FAQs
- 4 Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
- 5 Request an appointment
Dental Hygiene Process
Dental hygiene always starts with home care practices, such as brushing twice daily, flossing once a day, and rinsing your mouth after every meal. Then, you must visit your dentist twice yearly to stay on top of your oral hygiene.
In-office dental hygiene care protocols are designed to help you achieve a cavity-free, healthy smile for several months ahead. The dental hygiene process at EuroMed Clinic Dubai follows well-formulated protocols to ensure the best results. Here is a brief overview of those protocols.
During this phase, the dentist reviews your health history and performs several clinical evaluations to check for oral health conditions such as infections and cancer. They also perform a risk assessment to identify your current dental and oral health risks.
Dental Hygiene Diagnosis
This involves diagnostic steps like dental x-rays, screening, and a physical exam. It also involves identifying patients’ needs by analyzing their oral and teeth care habits and overall behavior towards general health.
During the planning phase, the dentist establishes treatment goals and selects techniques to help the patient achieve those goals. At EuroMed Clinic Dubai, our dentists develop evidence-based, safe, clinically sound, and equitable treatment plans.
Implementation involves deploying the steps finalized during the planning phase. Our dentists ensure that the care is provided in a way that is risk-free and more optimized. They also ensure that the patient is not overwhelmed by dental fear during the treatment.
Steps involved in a dental cleaning session typically include:
- A quick physical exam followed by administering local anesthesia or sedation
- Removing plaque and tartar (This step may involve scaling and root planing if the tartar buildup has spread under the gumline)
- Clinical or gritty toothpaste cleaning (A step during which the dentist scrubs your teeth using a special high-power toothbrush and toothpaste with gritty consistency)
- Expert flossing (A step involving in-depth interdental cleaning)
- Rinsing with liquid fluoride
- Specialized fluoride application to provide cavity protection for months
Evaluation involves measurement of the results achieved with the previous dental cleaning session. This step aims to determine whether the last treatment session was successful or if a new treatment plan must be formulated.
Teeth Cleaning Before and After
Dental Hygiene FAQs
How much does it cost to go to the dentist in Dubai?
The cost of a dental consultation is 500AED. The dentist will thoroughly analyze your oral cavity during this consultation and recommend the appropriate treatment.
How can I improve my oral health naturally?
To improve oral health naturally, you must first ensure staying on top of your oral hygiene. This includes brushing and flossing as recommended by dental experts. When brushing your teeth, brush your tongue because its texture naturally allows bacteria to settle in and thrive. Moreover, it is imperative to stick to healthy eating habits, such as avoiding alcohol consumption and reducing sugar intake. You should also avoid smoking to prevent harm to your gums.
What are 5 oral health diseases?
The 5 oral health and dental diseases include:
What are the signs of poor oral hygiene?
The most common signs of poor oral hygiene are:
Swelling or bleeding in gums
Changes in the tongue
Growths inside the mouth
Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
At EuroMed Clinic Dubai, we want to see you smile with your glittering pearly whites. Dental hygiene care is a form of preventive dentistry that helps keep future dental issues at bay. Here is a list of benefits of this amazing treatment.
- Cavities and gum disease prevention
- A bright teeth appearance
- Prevention of severe oral and overall health conditions
- A practical solution for halitosis (bad breath)
Request an appointment
Do you want to eliminate the stubborn tartar buildup on your teeth to prevent cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss? EuroMed Clinic Dubai is here to help with a robust dental hygiene care plan. Our highly skilled dental care experts formulate the most viable treatment plans to improve your oral health. For more information or to book a consultation, you can fill out the online form below.
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