Professional teeth cleaning is important – especially with dentures

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ZZZW: Professionelle Zahnreinigung ist wichtig – vor allem bei Zahnersatz

Brushing your teeth at home is not enough

Did you know that by brushing your teeth at home, you cannot reach about 30 percent of the tooth surface? Regular professional teeth cleaning by a prophylaxis assistant in the dental clinic is all the more important.

This is especially true if you wear dentures such as bridges or implants. These have a weak point – biofilm accumulates between the dental prosthesis and the natural tooth. This is a layer of bacteria and their metabolic products. It adheres very firmly to teeth and dentures. If it is not removed, it can lead to tooth decay and inflammation of the gums, including around implants.

Regular implant cleaning by professionals reduces bacterial colonization and bleeding. The dentures last much longer.

On top of that, professional tooth cleaning has a positive side effect: a good dentist will always draw the patient’s attention to certain weak points when cleaning, so that they can take them into account in their daily dental hygiene.

Dr. med. dent. Sven Feuerböther

About the author


Dr. med. dent. Sven Feuerböther is co-owner of the ZZZW and has worked as a dentist for more than 20 years. His treatment focuses are implantology, ceramics and surgery.