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Professional teeth cleaning is part of dental hygiene. This includes the removal of plaque and tartar on tooth surfaces above the gum line. Then, interdental spaces are cleaned. A polishing of all tooth surfaces concludes the treatment. This type of teeth cleaning belongs in the competence area of prophylaxis assistants.
Dental hygiene further removes plaque and tartar in periodontal pockets and below the gum line. Only dentists and specialized dental hygienists practice this type of teeth cleaning.
Prophylaxis is the term for all measures that help prevent diseases. This includes daily dental care and hygiene at home as well as regular professional teeth cleaning and dental hygiene.
The costs of dental hygiene and professional teeth cleaning depend on the duration of the procedure and usually amount to 130 to 220 CHF.
If you have good oral hygiene, floss daily, have little discoloration or tartar and get your teeth cleaned regularly, the procedure takes very little time.
We recommend an appointment for professional teeth cleaning in the form of dental hygiene once a year. However, depending on oral hygiene or dental health, up to four appointments per year may be necessary.
Despite good oral hygiene, there are places that are difficult to reach in daily cleaning at home and so the build-up of plaque and tartar cannot be prevented.
If your oral hygiene is inadequate, you are prone to tartar formation or deposits of discoloration, the position of your teeth makes daily oral hygiene difficult, or you suffer from gum disease or inflammation of the gums, then we recommend having dental hygiene appointments two to four times per year.
Plan for an hour for your dental hygiene visit.
This is what happens during a dental hygiene procedure:
We recommend that you do not eat or drink for at least an hour after your dental hygiene visit.
We’d gladly advise you on your oral hygiene and daily dental care to acheive the best possible oral hygiene together.
Dental hygiene is considered very low-risk.
If you have a congenital heart (valve) defect, we suggest you discuss with you dentist and your general physician whether antibiotic shielding is necessary. It is possible for bacteria to enter your blood stream through the mucous membranes and cause an infection of the heart valve or inner membrane of the heart. Depending on the type of heart defect or past surgeries it’s necessary to take antibiotics an hour before your visit to the dentist. This will eliminate any bacteria that reaches your blood stream during the procedure.
Please inform your dentist or dental hygienist if you take blood-thinning medications, so they can correctly interpret excessive bleeding during treatment.
We advise adults to brush their teeth two to three times a day with a toothpaste containing fluoride. Brushing after breakfast, lunch and dinner yields the best results.
You should brush your child’s teeth once a day in the first year, twice a day in the second year and three times a day from their third year on. For children under the age of six we recommend a toothpaste with reduced fluoride-concentration. Children under six don’t always manage spitting out toothpaste after brushing their teeth.
Thorough tooth brushing takes about three minutes and should always be done systematically in the same order.
For this, you don’t need to use toothpaste.
Sonic toothbrushes have an oblong brush head and create a high-frequency vibration through an electric transducer. These vibrations transfer to the brush head and loosen plaque as well as flush out interdental spaces.
Healthy baby teeth are essential for long-lasting dental health. Our little patients’ well-being is especially close to our hearts. After all, the first visit to a dentist is a defining experience and we want to make it a good one. We provide a calm and trusting athmosphere for your childrens’ visit. There are ceiling-mounted tv-screens so our little patients can watch a movie for the duration of the procedure. And at the end of the treatment, their brave cooperation is rewarded with a little present.
The aim of orthodontic treatment is to remove the misaligned teeth and/or jaw and to restore the function and aesthetics of the dentition.
Present day dentistry counts on the laser as its allrounder: In oral surgery, the laser ensures a precise treatment and pain-free recovery with few complications. The regeneration of tissue is sped up and helped by laser-biostimulation.
The surgical microscope allows us to do high precision work even on the smallest scale. It increases the quality of our work and is especially valuable when it comes to periodontal therapy, cariology and minimally invasive oral surgery.
There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth – if it can’t be saved otherwise or, in the case of wisdom teeth, if they get infected or can’t be cleaned. Our routine services also include the removal of the labial or tongue frenulum.
Chewing and eating hard foods can become very difficult once one has lost several teeth. With custom-made partial or full dentures, we can help you enjoy eating once more.
A fractured or cracked tooth can be restored to its former shape, color and function with the use of partial or full ceramic crowns. A gap caused by the loss of a tooth can be filled with a bridge or implant.
Gum disease (gingivitis or paradontitis) is caused by a buildup of bactieria and infection of the small pockets that separate the gums from the teeth. This can damage the bone and cause the teeth to become loose and sensitive. We can stop the progression of gum disease through periodontal therapy.
When bacteria enters the pulp tissue of a tooth it can cause infection. We can save the tooth with the help of modern root canal shaping technique, efficient mouthrinse solutions and the obturation of the root canal under the microscope.
Gesunde Milchzähne sind ein wichtiger Grundstein für gesunde bleibende Zähne. Das Wohl unserer kleinsten Patienten liegt uns ganz besonders am Herzen, denn der erste Besuch beim Zahnarzt ist ein sehr prägender und soll unbedingt in guter Erinnerung bleiben. Wir kümmern uns liebevoll in einer ruhigen und vertrauensvollen Atmosphäre um die Anliegen Ihrer Kinder. Während der Behandlung dürfen die Kinder über den Bildschirm an der Decke einen Film schauen und am Ende der Behandlung wird ihre tapfere Mitarbeit mit einem kleinen Geschenk belohnt.
A beautiful smile and white teeth are considered more and more important in our society. Our services include bleaching as well as ceramic reconstruction for the treatment of defects in color, shape or position.
Nature is several steps ahead of us. That’s why we take great care to maintain your natural teeth for as long as possible. We consider an implant or prosthetic solution only when all other conservative therapheutic options have been exhausted and/or cost-effectiveness requires it.
Some patients cannot be treated while awake, be it because of age, anxiety or a medical condition. For these patients, we provide outpatient general anesthesia with the support of an experienced external anesthesiology-team, consisting of an anesthesiologist and a nurse.
We perform general anesthesia only on children and adolescents.
Nitrous oxide, also known as «laughing gas», is a safe medicinal sedative. It’s soothing, relaxing and helps minimize anxiety during treatment. Additionally, it reduces the gagging reflex. When administered nitrous oxide, patients lose their sense of time so they perceive the treatment as shorter and the procedure in general as more pleasant. It’s ideal for uncooperative toddlers or anxious patients.
Dental health requires preventative care. Regular check-ups and professional teeth cleaning are imperative for long-lasting and caries-free teeth. We help you find the best daily dental care and provide you with advice on a low-sugar and low-acid diet.
The relationship between patient and dentist is based on trust and honesty. At Züri Zahni, we make sure to inform patients completely and transparently about treatment possibilities, procedure and cost. Only by this can you make the right decision for your dental health.
We believe firmly in the importance of listening actively and taking the time to fully understand the concerns of our patients. This, along with the quality of our work, is the key to succesful treatment. We encourage you warmly to voice your concerns and questions about your dental hygiene, so that we can work towards the same goal.
Unfortunately, our permanent teeth don’t regrow. They’re precious and we have to take great care of them. That’s why we place great importance on prevention. Daily dental care, regular professional teeth cleaning and check-ups not only prevent tooth disease but also ensure the succes of dental treatments. Should treatment be necessary, we apply only minimally invasive techniques in order to protect and preserve tooth substance.
The foundation of our work lays in a profound education and high quality standards. Curiosity, interest and an open mind help us to keep learning and improving ourselves every day. That’s why our team does professional training regularly, which also enables us to provide you with the newest technology and techniques.
We believe that in this society of highly specialized professionals, no single practitioner can master every cutting edge technology. So we concentrate on our strenghts exclusively. In fields that are out of our range as general dentists, we receive competent support from our close network of specialist dentists.