Dental prophylaxis

Dental prophylaxis is the first and the most important stage of tooth care.

The compliance with prophylactic procedures helps us not only save time and effort, but it also eliminates any discomfort caused by possible dental treatments.

Maintaining a healthy long-term smile starts with us from the daily dental hygiene carried out correctly at home, to the preventive visits scheduled every 6 months for dental prophylaxis and periodic specialized check up.

The importance of evening brushing

Evening brushing is the most important personal hygiene procedure at home that must be performed daily.

It’s enough to skip the procedure in one evening to affect the results obtained even through professional hygiene up to that moment.

Types of dental prevention measures:

Personal dental prophylaxis

That is, regular dental brushing, but also the use of auxiliary means of hygiene such as dental floss, mouthwash or toothbrushes (in the case of braces carriers, patients with periodontal damage or dental prosthesis).In addition, dentists recommend patients to use the oral irrigator that removes food debris from the interdental and subgingival spaces.A healthy diet should not be neglected.

Properly performed daily oral hygiene at home, at least twice a day (morning and evening), has the role of removing plaque and maintaining the health of teeth and gums.

GBT technology - Innovation in professional dental prophylaxis

Daily brushing is extremely important, but even if it is done correctly and regularly, it is not 100% effective in preventing tartar deposits. Therefore, it is also necessary those professional prophylaxis sessions!

Also, the regular check-ups at the dentist have the role of discovering from the initial phase any new condition and maintaining long-term dental health.

GBT (Guided Bacterial Plaque Therapy) is an innovation in the professional dental prophylaxis, the result being the removal of bacterial plaque from the teeth and gums, with maximum safety and in a way that is as comfortable as possible for the patient.

Created by EMS Dental, the main advantage of GBT is that it eliminates completely the pain and discomfort felt in the classic prophylaxis procedure.

It is a minimally invasive technology that can be used successfully for patients with periodontal disease, with prosthetic treatments (crowns, dental veneers) or for those who have an orthodontic treatment, and even a dental implant.

In performing the GBT procedure, to meet the patient's needs, are used in combination three types of technologies to ensure the success of the treatment: AIRFLOW®, PERIFLOW® and PIEZON® PS No Pain.

In addition, the bacterial plaque revealer is used to identify the entire bacterial plaque on the teeth and subgingival area so that the doctor and patient can accurately see the affected surfaces.

GBT technology offers multiple advantages over classical professional hygiene: it is painless even for patients with sensitive teeth; it can also be used in implants and prosthetic works; the Airflow penetrates subgingival and can also be used on the mucous membranes and tongue; eliminates the need for a toothbrush.

Treatment protocols are safe and provide the highest degree of patient comfort, their effectiveness being validated by international studies.

The correct dental brushing techniques

It is important that the brushing to be carried out at least twice a day, especially in the evening before bed, without consuming food or liquids afterwards, except for water. 

The brushing technique is individually recommended depending on the condition of teeth. The most used one involves placing the brush along the gum, at an angle of 45˚ to the vertical surface of the teeth. The brushes must reach both the gum and the surface of the teeth. Gently brush the outer surface of the teeth, describing a movement from the gum to the tooth (from pink to white). Keeping the angle of 45˚, use the same technique for the inner surface of the teeth, with short and gentle movements, from the inside to the outside. Finally comes the brushing of the horizontal (occlusal) surface of the teeth, both at the maxillary and the mandible.

Do not press excessively or do not use a toothbrush too hard because otherwise it can result in traumatic dental injuries. If you have bleeding during brushing, it means that the gum is inflamed due to the build-up plaque. In this case, insist with the brush in that area to remove the plaque and release the gingiva.

In the end, for complete hygiene, but also for a fresh breath, it is recommended to brush your tongue from the inside to the outside. Rinse three to four times after brushing.