Prevention and dental hygiene

Professional dental hygiene

Prevention of illnesses

Oral health maintenance is the basis for a beautiful smile, as it is for a healthy and satisfying attitude towards one’s own teeth. Therefore, helping our patients to prevent oral diseases is one of the most important treatment measures in a modern dental surgery.

Prevention concept

To support our patients’ oral health we developed a prevention concept which specifically supports our patients according to their individual risk and needs. Even after finishing treatment we will supporting our patients  professionally to preserve the long-term therapy success.

Professionally trained staff

In our office, dental hygiene is performed by professionally trained and highly qualified staff.

The procedure of a professional dental hygiene appointment

We start with inspecting the teeth and gums, followed by the gentle and efficient removal of hard and soft plaque on the tooth surface, using manual instruments, ultrasonic devices and powder blasters. To avoid a new bacteria and plaque accumulating, the tooth surfaces are polished until they are glossy with special polishers. Finally the patient is informed about daily oral hygiene and potential areas of difficulty and any other queries are answered.

Supervision with an individual recall interval

According to the individual risk profile and our prevention plan we define the intervals in between the dental hygiene appointments.

Oral hygiene

How often?

We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day for 2 to 3 minutes.

Which toothpaste?

Use a tooth paste with 1000 – 1500 ppm of fluoride.

Which toothbrush?

Both, the manual and the electric toothbrush are effective when used accurately. The electric ones are slightly more convenient because they carry out the correct motion for you.

Technique

Starting with the last molar tooth on one of the sides of your upper jaw, the ends of the bristles are placed in an angle of 45 degrees to the tooth axial, pointing at the gums, at the transition between gums and teeth. You start with gentle, circular movements without too much pressure on the bristles and gums. You brush tooth for tooth in the upper jaw until you each the last molar on the opposite side. Then you repeat the process on the inner jaw side. If it is too difficult brush in a circular motion, try to brush horizontally. Repeat on the lower jaw. Finally, scrub the chewing surfaces of all teeth.

Cleaning the interdental cavities

We recommend cleaning the interdental cavities once a day since the toothbrush only reaches 60% of the tooth surface. Depending on the interdental spaces and your preferences, use dental floss, small interdental brushes or special air or water irrigators.

If you have any questions or require personal advice, please let us know.

Oral hygiene with children

When should we start?

From the appearance of the first baby tooth up to the age of two years: Parents carry out oral hygiene with special toothpaste for children
2-6 years: the child should brush actively first, followed by a final brush by the parents
From 6 years: child brushes on its own, parents check
From 12 years on: additional use of dental floss

Techniques

Up to 3 years: horizontal movement of the toothbrush which is positioned upright on the row of teeth.
3-7 years: teeth clenched, toothbrush vertically to teeth axial, gentle circling movements, afterwards clean inner teeth and chewing surfaces
6-12 years: teeth clenched, move the toothbrush from gums to chewing surface (red to white)

Which toothpaste?

Up to the age of six year, a toothpaste for children with 250-500 ppm of fluoride should be used, afterwards a toothpaste for adults with 1000-1500 ppm of fluoride.

Professional dental hygiene

Prevention of illnesses

Oral health maintenance is the basis for a beautiful smile, as it is for a healthy and satisfying attitude towards one’s own teeth. Therefore, helping our patients to prevent oral diseases is one of the most important treatment measures in a modern dental surgery.

Prevention concept

To support our patients’ oral health we developed a prevention concept which specifically supports our patients according to their individual risk and needs. Even after finishing treatment we will supporting our patients  professionally to preserve the long-term therapy success.

Professionally trained staff

In our office, dental hygiene is performed by professionally trained and highly qualified staff.

The procedure of a professional dental hygiene appointment

We start with inspecting the teeth and gums, followed by the gentle and efficient removal of hard and soft plaque on the tooth surface, using manual instruments, ultrasonic devices and powder blasters. To avoid a new bacteria and plaque accumulating, the tooth surfaces are polished until they are glossy with special polishers. Finally the patient is informed about daily oral hygiene and potential areas of difficulty and any other queries are answered.

Supervision with an individual recall interval

According to the individual risk profile and our prevention plan we define the intervals in between the dental hygiene appointments.

Oral hygiene

How often?

We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day for 2 to 3 minutes.

Which toothpaste?

Use a tooth paste with 1000 – 1500 ppm of fluoride.

Which toothbrush?

Both, the manual and the electric toothbrush are effective when used accurately. The electric ones are slightly more convenient because they carry out the correct motion for you.

Technique

Starting with the last molar tooth on one of the sides of your upper jaw, the ends of the bristles are placed in an angle of 45 degrees to the tooth axial, pointing at the gums, at the transition between gums and teeth. You start with gentle, circular movements without too much pressure on the bristles and gums. You brush tooth for tooth in the upper jaw until you each the last molar on the opposite side. Then you repeat the process on the inner jaw side. If it is too difficult brush in a circular motion, try to brush horizontally. Repeat on the lower jaw. Finally, scrub the chewing surfaces of all teeth.

Cleaning the interdental cavities

We recommend cleaning the interdental cavities once a day since the toothbrush only reaches 60% of the tooth surface. Depending on the interdental spaces and your preferences, use dental floss, small interdental brushes or special air or water irrigators.

If you have any questions or require personal advice, please let us know.

Oral hygiene with children

When should we start?

From the appearance of the first baby tooth up to the age of two years: Parents carry out oral hygiene with special toothpaste for children
2-6 years: the child should brush actively first, followed by a final brush by the parents
From 6 years: child brushes on its own, parents check
From 12 years on: additional use of dental floss

Techniques

Up to 3 years: horizontal movement of the toothbrush which is positioned upright on the row of teeth.
3-7 years: teeth clenched, toothbrush vertically to teeth axial, gentle circling movements, afterwards clean inner teeth and chewing surfaces
6-12 years: teeth clenched, move the toothbrush from gums to chewing surface (red to white)

Which toothpaste?

Up to the age of six year, a toothpaste for children with 250-500 ppm of fluoride should be used, afterwards a toothpaste for adults with 1000-1500 ppm of fluoride.

Our office is located in the Bahnofstraße 24 in 79798 Jestetten, only about 5 kilometres away from the Swiss border. You can reach the practice within 20 minutes from Zurich Airport. The practice Dres. Horvath is situated directly opposite Jestetten station on the SBB line between Schaffhausen and Zurich. Time table information SBB ▸

Dental Clinic

Dr. Nicole Horvath
Orthodontist
Dr. Sebastian Horvath
Dentist
Prosthodontist (DGPro)
Dr. Domonkos Horvath
Dentist

Office hours

We are there for you during
the following office hours:

Monday: 07:30 - 15:30
Tuesday: 07:30 - 15:30
Wednesday: 10:30 - 18:30
Thursday: 07:30 - 15:30
Friday: 07:30 - 15:30

Contact information

Bahnhofstrasse 24
79798 Jestetten
Germany

Phone: +49 7745 7211
Email: kontakt@drhorvath.de
Website: www.drhorvath.de

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Information on dental emergency service, please contact the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz in Waldshut at the telephone number: +49 1803 222555-30

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