Dental hygienist

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dental HYGIENist

Do your gums or teeth feel (hyper)sensitive when drinking something cold or hot? A visit to the dental hygienist will cure and prevent gum disease and other oral problems. Our dental hygienists Niloufar Ramezan Pour and Yasemin Erikli will treat and guide you in obtaining and maintaining good oral hygiene: the basics for a healthy mouth and beautiful teeth.

When should you go see a dental hygienist?

  • Your gums bleed when you brush.
  • Your teeth or molars become loose.
  • Your gums are red and swollen and no longer close tightly around the teeth.
  • The gums are retracting.
  • Cavities appear regularly.
  • Tartar or deposits often form on the teeth.
  • You have a bad taste or bad breath.
  • Oral care is - for whatever reason - a problem.
  • Your teeth are hypersensitive to cold and/or hot food and beverages.
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Examples of treatments performed by a dental hygienist are:

  • Information about diseases in the mouth, the relationship with general health and nutrition.
  • Brushing advice and how to clean between teeth and molars.
  • Removal of tartar, plaque and deposits, also from implants.
  • Smoothing of root surfaces.
  • Preventive treatment to protect teeth, for example with sensitive tooth necks.
Why do you go to the dental hygienist?

Because gum infections usually do not hurt, it is often recognized and treated too late. If the inflammation also affects the jaw bone and is lost (periodontal disease), teeth and molars can become loose. Gingivitis is just as much of a threat to your teeth as tooth decay (cavities).
The periodontium surrounds the teeth and molars. This consists of gums, fibers and jawbone. Together these form the supporting tissue of the teeth. The space between the root of the tooth and the gums should not be deeper than 3 mm. There are bacteria in the mouth that can accumulate in this space and cause so-called 'pockets'.

Pockets are spaces deeper than 3 mm that become deeper as the inflammation continues to develop, resulting in teeth and molars becoming loose because the supporting tissue is broken down from the inside by the bacteria. This is an insidious process and often does not cause any complaints. Would you like more information about oral hygiene and how you can prevent gum problems?

Additional information about gingivitis and periodontitis

The onset of gum disease is called gingivitis. The bacteria in the plaque along the gum line cause inflammation in the gums. If gingivitis is not treated in time, it can progress into the second phase of gum disease, periodontitis. Not only the gums, but also the fibers and jawbone become inflamed. The jawbone is lost and pockets become deeper. The bacteria and inflammation have more room to expand. The plaque in the deepened pockets (in the case of periodontal disease) is inaccessible to the toothbrush, toothpicks or interdental brushes. As a result, the inflammation continues to spread. Treatment of periodontal disease can stop further damage to the periodontium. The damage that has already occurred cannot be repaired.

Both inflammations are common in adults, but they can also occur in children. This is often not noticed, because it does not always cause complaints. However, gingivitis is easily detected by the dentist performing periodic checks. He or she measures your gums with a DPSI score.

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