Professional teeth cleaning (PTC)
the best preventive care for healthy teeth and gums by dentist Dr. Paulsen in Bad Honnef near Bonn
The core of our treatment concept is regular professional teeth cleaning (PTC). Every day, your teeth are exposed to bacteria that discolor or soften the surface of your teeth. A conventional toothbrush, regardless of whether a hand-held or an electric toothbrush, does not sufficiently clean 40 to 60% of surfaces that are susceptible to tartar. Bacteria will collect on these surfaces, resulting in decay or periodontitis.
Only professional teeth cleaning can clean these surfaces that are hard to reach by a toothbrush. Therefore, regular teeth cleaning by your dentist is of highest importance for the preservation of healthy and beautiful teeth and gums.
What happens during professional teeth cleaning (PTC)
Thorough examination of your teeth and oral cavity.
Determination of oral hygiene values (plaque index) in order to identify the areas that are vulnerable to decay or periodontal disease
Then our dental hygienist removes the hard and soft surface coating (tartar and plaque) that is hard to reach with a toothbrush from the teeth, inter-dental spaces and gum line.
Next, we remove stubborn tooth discolorations that were caused by tea, coffee, red wine or nicotine with an air-abrasion device (air flow/salt powder/water solution).
If the patient has an implant, we treat it with special products and techniques, including special care with the Piezo device.
To be sure that all areas have been thoroughly cleaned, our dental technician creates the final touch with inter-dental brushes, and instruments and dental floss.
To make the colonization of bacteria more difficult and thereby prevent a repeated formation of tartar, the teeth are polished.
Now we apply a fluoride treatment to the teeth to make them more resistant to decay. If necessary, we apply an anti-microbial, long-lasting enamel to any exposed root surfaces.
Last but not least, you will be given education on oral hygiene which includes tips on thorough dental care at home and additional hygiene measures with inter-dental brush and dental floss.
Professional teeth cleaning lasts about one hour.
Regular dental check-ups and professional teeth cleaning 2 to 4 times per year as well as consistent dental hygiene measures at home not only prevent decay and periodontal disease, but also vascular and heart disease, which in many cases can be attributed to problems in the oral cavity.
Do you have questions? Please contact us - we will gladly advise you.
Telephone: +49 (0)2224 / 911033 or Email
Your dental practice team in Bad Honnef near Bonn