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Preventive dentistry

Why remove the stone and plaque?

Due to too short or improper brushing of teeth, bacteria that remain on the surface of the teeth initially form a soft sludge called plaque. Due to the high bacterial activity and the rough surface of the plate, its volume is growing fast. After about 48 hours the tile becomes hard, and removing it by brushing is no longer possible. Repeated daily cycle described above leads to the formation of visible deposits of tartar.

Stages of the harmful effects of tartar

  1. At the beginning tartar destroys the tooth
    Bacteria present in the stone produce acids that destroy the protective layer of the tooth (enamel) and lead to emergence of caries.
  2. The disease process moves over to the gum
    In addition to mechanical irritation of the gums (pressure, rough surface), the bacteria destroy gum by chemical substances that they produce. An inflammatory condition arises – the gum is red, swollen, bleeding during brushing, there is a nasty smell from the mouth.
  3. Stone destroys the boneStone, whose mass is growing, surrounds the tooth, and moves toward the root apex. Pressing itself like a wedge between the tooth root and the bone, it destroys the ligament connecting the same tissue and bone. Consequently, it comes to tooth loosening and a loss of tooth.

Professional teeth cleaning of stone and sediment in Stomatologia Jarzębiny

  1. Removing the stone (scaling)
    For this procedure, we use ultrasound. This is the best way for the patient to get rid off the stone. It is well proven and completely safe for the patient. This treatment is carried out with the aid of specialized high-end ultrasound tip equipped with a cooling function. (products of the Japanese company NSK).
  2. Sandblasting
    The aim of the treatment is to remove the residue formed from coffee, tea, smoking or improper brushing from the tooth surface. Cleaning is carried out by using a special powder. When it is used under pressure with a proper volume of water, it cleans the tooth surface. After treatment, tooth surfaces are smooth, the teeth are shiny and have a lighter shade.
  3. Fluoridation (painting of teeth)
    The treatment consists of covering the entire surface of the tooth with a preparation containing fluoride. Fluoride builds up into the places weakened by bacteria activity, which strengthens the enamel. The teeth become more resistant to dental caries.

If there are no other indications, treatment should be performed for health and aesthetic reasons regularly every 6 months.