For us, prophylaxis (preventive treatment) is the most important form of treatment – because we care about preserving your teeth.
Our prophylactic measures are tailored to meet your individual needs, i.e. the state of your teeth and/or implants as well as your gums. As part of prophylaxis, it can also be sensible to establish your individual risk for dental decay (caries) and/or periodontitis by means of appropriate tests. We create an individual “prophylaxis itinerary” for you according to the results of the tests and in cooperation with you.
Depending on the risk for caries or periodontitis, our prophylactic measures consist of professional tooth cleaning, antibacterial coatings and gels as well as individual advice and guidance regarding domestic measures for oral hygiene.
Professional tooth cleaning (PTC)
Professional tooth cleaning comprises the removal of plaque with ultra sound, the gentle cleaning of tooth or implant surfaces using hand instruments, the possible removal of nicotine or tea stains by means of an air-powder polisher, as well as the subsequent polishing of all tooth and/or implant surfaces with special polishing brushes and pastes including final fluoridation.
In order to lower the individual risk for dental decay (or caries) it is possible to apply an antibacterial coating to the teeth. It significantly reduces the concentration of caries-inducing germs for three to six months and thus provides additional caries protection.
Cleaning of prostheses
If you wear a prosthesis, the PTC also includes the cleaning of your prosthesis in an ultrasonic or needle bath with subsequent polishing. In case you do not have any natural teeth anymore, you are welcome to leave your full denture with us for cleaning.
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Patient information on professional tooth cleaning (PTC) provided by the Bundeszahnärztekammer (German Dental Association).
Dr. Daniela Schramm und
Dr. Thiemo Schramm
Schilfweg 5 - 70599 Stuttgart
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