Insufficient oral hygiene causes dental plaque, followed by the accumulation of salivary calcium in the plaque, leading to the formation of tartar. The latter is very difficult to remove without professional help. Tartar should be removed according to necessity, although a minimum pause of six months between two cleaning sessions is advisable. After the teeth are cleaned with an ultrasonic cleaner, they are polished.
Sometimes, tooth stains may occur due to nicotine or colouring in tea, coffee, red whine and food. They can be consequential to the growth of bacteria, which form black-coloured colonies. The easiest way to clean them is by sanding.
The purpose of a dental examination is to detect caries and oral affections before the illness can progresses and endanger the health of your teeth and oral cavity. Precautionary examinations are already required at an early age. In case of poor dental health, we recommend regular examinations every six months.
If your teeth are in a normal condition, it should suffice to undergo an examination once a year.
An important achievement in preventive dentisty is the prevention of caries on the tooth surface. The parts of a tooth, which are difficult or impossible to clean, can be sealed by the means of a simple and effective procedure using plastic materials. This preventive treatment produces astonishing results. Since Slovenia introduced the National programme for the improvement of oral health, the frequency of caries in young people has shown a fourfold decrease.
The protection of the first molars, which start growing between 6 and 7 years of age, is essential. Children and underage youth as well as students are entitled to receive this treatment.
Technological progress and modern materials foster various new approaches in dentistry. Under specific conditions, a carious lesion can be cured. This does not require drilling. The progression of initial caries can be stopped and the damaged enamel remineralized. The procedure is not very exacting, although a successful treatment demands consistent co-operation with the patient.