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Dentists Albania - Oral home hygiene - Professional oral hygiene

Oral hygiene is the best solution for the prevention of many diseases and problems related to the oral cavity. Improper and inadequate hygiene combined with daily nutrition leads to plaque formation.

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When the patient does not perform proper oral hygiene, caries can be formed, inflammation of the gums or in extreme cases can result in the loss of dental elements.

Lots of research has revealed the link between plaque and gum infection, plaque is the primary and primary cause of gingival infection. Inflammation can remain localized only in the gingival area, but frequently this turns into a severe inflammation called periodontitis.

By proper oral hygiene we keep bacteria away and guarantee better health to our teeth and our mouth.


Dentist Albania - The tools to be used for proper oral hygiene

Daily preventive hygiene, including the use of a toothbrush, dental floss and mouthwash, helps to keep dental problems under control before they get worse.

-The toothbrush is the most important tool for the prevention of caries and gingival disorders, because it is able to remove food residues and bacterial plaque. Toothbrushes with the smallest head, with soft soft bristles or medium hardness are recommended. The toothbrush must be changed every 3 months. rounded.

- The brushing technique changes according to whether the teeth are present in the upper or lower arch. For the teeth present in the upper upper arch, the action must take place from top to bottom, while for those present in the lower arch from the bottom to the top. This allows the interproximal spaces to be reached without damaging the gums. The toothbrush should be replaced every 3 months.

- Toothpastes, toothpastes should always be used during brushing, the amount used is equal to the size of a pea.

- The Interdental Thread is the second fundamental instrument for dental hygiene. Dental floss is used after tooth brushing, it cleans the interdental spaces that can not be cleaned with the traditional toothbrush. Its use must be a habit, to be done every evening.


- The Mouthwash is not a tool that can replace neither the toothbrush nor the dental floss, but it is an instrument that serves to complete oral hygiene. It plays an important protective action, as it prevents the plate from being reformed and at the same time leaves a fresh sensation in the mouth.

Dentist Albania - Maintenance of oral hygiene after insertion of the dental implant

As in the case of natural teeth, you must take into account the cleaning of the dental implants. Plaque and bacteria that form around the implant can cause inflammation known under the name of peri-implantitis.

Daily cleaning of all surfaces above and below the gingival line is essential.

Maintenance of oral hygiene includes regular morning and evening tooth cleaning, flossing and mouthwash.

In addition to regular oral hygiene maintenance, regular medical check-ups and professional treatment of plaque and tartar removal (or ablation) should be performed.

During the first two weeks after the surgery we recommend products for professional maintenance of oral hygiene, on which detailed instructions will be given to you by our specialist after the operation.

The patient is responsible for the long-term success of implant-prosthetic therapy.

Careful and precise oral hygiene is a priority since plaque accumulations form the tartar which leads to the withdrawal of the gums and the bone in which the implant has been inserted and everything leads to the exposure of the implant and in some cases even up to the loss of the system.

Professional Oral Hygiene

Home oral hygiene, however, is not enough to completely eliminate bacterial plaque and tartar, so you need to periodically visit a professional, at least once a year but even better if done once every 6 months, which will carry out the so-called professional oral hygiene.

By professional we mean a dentist, dentist or dental hygienist who, through the use of particular instruments, is able to remove in depth the plaque and tartar that accumulate despite proper oral hygiene at home. Moreover, during the visit it will be possible to carry out a thorough check by identifying potential problems, which if treated in time can avoid any problems related to the patient's oral cavity.

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