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Lancy Dental Centre - Child Hygienist

Acquire good oral hygiene reflexes

Child Hygienist

Clean teeth are very important for children and teenagers. Anyone who pays attention to dental hygiene from an early age can avoid negative consequences for their future. Childhood and then adolescence are essential periods for acquiring the right oral hygiene reflexes. The child hygienist intervenes to provide essential advice for maintaining dental health.

From the age of 1, it is not too early to start good habits. At this age, children love to imitate their parents and will enjoy brushing their teeth, guided by their parents. From the age of 4, children learn to brush their teeth by themselves under parental supervision. Toothpaste should be used from the age of 2 years. Indeed, before this age, the child does not know how to spit out well and therefore has a tendency to swallow toothpaste.

Why do baby teeth need to be cared for?

Milk teeth must be taken care of because they are essential to the development of later teeth and even to the growth of the child. Although they will fall out, their good health conditions those of the permanent teeth.

It is therefore important to make regular appointments from an early age.

When should I make an appointment?

At Centre Dentaire Champel, our goal is to create a relationship of trust with your child so that he or she understands how to take care of his or her oral health.

Not only does our approach allow every child to grow up with a healthy mouth, but also to maintain good dental hygiene until adulthood with the right advice.

A consultation as early as the formation of baby teeth at the age of 3 years is important in order to do a check-up but also so that your child discovers the world of dentists gently and painlessly.

These visits allow us to detect possible caries as well as other pathologies which can be treated early to reduce the long-term consequences (orthodontics). We also provide advice on the daily care of your teeth (type of toothpaste and toothbrush, brushing technique, interdental means) and answer any questions you may have.

The hygienist will then scrape and polish your child's teeth to remove plaque, tartar and discoloration.

Scaling is the removal by ultrasonic or manual means of tartar that is deposited on the teeth. In case of dental hypersensitivity, local anaesthesia can be used to make the procedure gentle and pleasant.

Polishing makes the surface of the teeth smoother, which slows down the reappearance of tartar. It eliminates superficial staining from coffee or tobacco: you will be happy to regain white teeth and a radiant smile.

Fluoridation remineralizes tooth enamel and helps to prevent caries. For your comfort, it also reduces any temporary tooth sensitivity that may occur after scaling.

Why is she important to your health?

Dental Hygiene

Oral hygiene is a set of practices to remove the plaque that permanently forms on the surface of the teeth.

The removal of plaque prevents periodontal disease. Indeed, bacteria are responsible for gum irritation: gingivitis. Gums become red, swollen or ulcerated. They bleed profusely at the slightest mechanical stress via a toothbrush, brushes, or dental floss. Caused by bacteria under the gums, this situation can degenerate into periodontitis, leading to the appearance of tooth mobility due to bone loss and subsequent tooth loss.

In addition, a number of bacteria present in dental plaque convert sugars into lactic acid. The action of this acid on the dental enamel leads to a demineralisation of the tooth and the appearance of a cavity: caries. Dental tartar, which consists of mineralized dental plaque, can no longer be removed by simple brushing. It has to be removed at the dentist by scaling.

To avoid gum problems or cavities, the dental hygienist will remove the above and below the gum line (scaling), polish and fluoride your teeth and screen for dental problems if necessary (x-rays). It also customizes the instructions for a good brushing technique at home, as well as the means of interdental cleaning. The hygienist thus contributes for your well-being to the prevention of periodontal and carious diseases.

centre dentaire Lancy - Dental Hygienist

There are four important steps in the work of a dental hygienist

Four Important Steps

Descaling

step 1

Descaling is the removal of this scale by ultrasonic or manual means. In case of dental hypersensitivity, local anaesthesia can be used to make the procedure gentle and pleasant.

Hygiene instruction

stage 2

The hygiene instruction consists of showing you which brushing technique is best suited to your situation. We advise you on the most suitable type of toothbrush: manual, electric, ultrasonic. But brushing your teeth is not enough. The dental hygienist will also instruct you on the use of auxiliary means: dental floss, interdental brushes, mouthwash, etc...

Polishing

step 3

Polishing makes the surface of the teeth smoother, which slows down the reappearance of tartar. It removes superficial discolouration from coffee or tobacco. You'll be happy to regain the charm of white teeth and a radiant smile.

Fluorination

step 4

Fluoridation remineralizes tooth enamel and helps to prevent caries. For your comfort, it also reduces any temporary tooth sensitivity that may occur after scaling.