Prophylaxis is essential in all stages of life, because healthy begins in the mouth. At home, the dental and oral hygiene should be performed twice a day, the dental prophylaxis team to advise you on the proper tools, their handling and optimum brushing technique, As a general recommendation is: 2x a day the teeth for about 3 minutes with a fluoride toothpaste (1400 ppm) brush, 1x a day between your teeth with dental floss or interdental brushes special clean and the tongue with a tongue brush.
The daily home dental and oral hygiene is complemented effectively by dental checkups and professional dental cleanings (PZR) in the dentist’s office every six months interval.
The success of prevention can be obtained only through consistent follow-up (Recall) in the dental office.
Dental Healthy Diet plays an important role. Sugary foods are not “taboo”, but it is advised to reasonable use of the sugar enjoyment. Thus, one should not eat sweets distributed between during the day, but most in connection with the main meals. Also, recommend sweets, “even tooth friendly action” with the red-white logo of the, the Happy Tooth with umbrella, are marked. These candies contain sugar instead of tooth-friendly sugar substitutes. A consultation on dental healthy diet in terms of your own teeth, but also with regard to the development of children’s teeth is essential.
Beware of acidic food and drinks, they can damage the enamel!
Bad breath is caused primarily by hydrogen sulfide producing bacteria on the tongue. To counteract it, it is advisable to clean the back of the tongue with a special tongue brush.
Caries is an infectious disease. The pathogens are transmitted via the saliva from mouth to mouth. If the mouth of the mother a few such caries causing bacteria contain also decreases the transmission rate for the baby. Therefore, pregnant women should early best dental care for their own teeth before birth, even before you become pregnant and let remediate if necessary.
With the eruption of the first baby teeth, the daily dental care starts with the child using a soft children’s toothbrush and a fluoride children’s toothpaste (500 ppm). The first screening of the infant to the dentist is already useful at this time. Children should be early accustomed to regular examination by the dentist. The available in dental practices “Dental Kids Pass” provides the recommended examination intervals of the child up to the age of six.
A major problem in children aged two to five years represents the suction bottle caries (Nursing Bottle Syndrome). Through the continuous sucking sweetened teas or fruit juices, the milk teeth are destroyed in a short time. Even unsweetened drinks not prevent tooth decay, because the constant flowing around the teeth with liquid prevents an effective demineralization of tooth enamel.
Are baby teeth ill the child, they must be treated, because caries-related damage can affect the health of healthy milk teeth, but also of our successor’s permanent teeth. Milk molars are placeholders for permanent teeth and have until the 11th / 12th age remained.
Premature loss of baby molars can lead to lack of space it for future permanent teeth and cause malocclusion. In order, in particular to avoid misaligned teeth to open bite in the anterior region, the pacifier should be no longer needed at the latest after the second year of life.
Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth decay in addition to tooth loss. It is not only from dental view important to detect the disease early and treat because the bacteria that cause periodontal disease can affect the general health significantly. An examination with measurement of periodontal pocket depth in the dental office is first information about an existing periodontitis risk.
Dentures should be cleaned after every meal. And even with the “third teeth” should not disappear “from the radar screen of the dental practice”, but regularly visit the dentist for check-ups.