bacteria + sugar + time = loss of tooth mineral and subsequent cavity formation
Longtime ineffective interdental cleaning promotes bacteria strains producing toxins leading to bone loss.
Often only indirectly detectable by
In Switzerland biting onto a foreign object in the food in seldom cases qualifies for insurance benefits.
Everyone knows that ice hockey players use mouthguars. This can be wise during other activities, too.
When caries develops despite effective hygiene, healthy nutrition and regular checkups saliva malfunction is the probable culprit. After only 3 months of eg sedative medication effects could be seen on nearly every tooth! Nictoine and cannabis
We do not know why this happenes in healthy individuals. Medications and radiation therapy are common causes.
Only seldom medications may be modified. Otherwise desinfectant, remineraizing or recolonizing agents are necessary.
Unerkannte Zahn- oder Kieferentzündungen und gestörte Kaufunktion können Schmerzen am ganzen Kopf hervorrufen.
Manchmal wird die Ursache ganz woanders gesucht und jahrelang nicht gefunden.
Vor invasiven medizinischen Untersuchungen ist eine gründliche Untersuchung von Zähnen, Kiefern, Zusammenbiss und Kaumuskulatur deshalb immer ratsam.
The bacteria live in the small spaces between gum and tooth and between teeth.
The bristles penetrate this space only when
It does not save a lot of time, but it is really much more effective.
Airfloss (produced only by Philips): Air/Water-Jet much better than other water jet devices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqD6YymY9mI
It is a valuable adjunct for especially for upper molar teeth.
Modern plastic-coated wires reach nearly every space.
View use at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LC7YKwJEqQ
Longtime seen as the "gold standard" nowadays only recommended where interdental brushes do not fit.
Helpfull when everything else is found to difficult. Eg
VERY seldom of value...
50% of all bacteria in the mouth live on the tongue. It can be easily cleaned by common toothbrush or by using special devices: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongue_cleaner
Welches ist das richtige für mich? Angesichts der grossen Anzahl Wirkstoffe und der Preisunterschiede ist eine Beratung bei uns SEHR sinnvoll.
Everybody brushing effectively will produce a harmless notch on at least one of the teeth. But exessive forces and/or wrong technique can lead to deep grooves which need restauration. I will check for this problem on any examination.
Please follow these rules:
Everbody knows that sugar is the enemy of teeth!
But sugar consumption remains substantial?
Feasible everday rules:
Snacks without hiden sugar are hard to find. Start to bring along vegetables or cheese.
So called "light" soft drinks contain no sugar. But significantly more acids.
Whereas sugar dissolves teeth indirectly, acids do this directly.
So please reduce frequency and quantity of consumption accordingly.
Beware: Fruit juices contain sugar and acids.
Do not brush your teeth 30 minutes after consumption. The saliva needs time to remineralize the softened surface. Otherwise it is removed by the brush. When your dentists finds erosion already brush BEFORE a meal. Fluoride decreases enamel solubility.