The basis of oral hygiene is regular brushing – we recommend brushing twice a day for 2 minutes. You should also go for a dental check-up once every six months. Moreover:
Follow-up visits are recommended once every six months, but you should also visit your dentist whenever you feel discomfort in the oral area – teeth, gums, muscles or joints.
You don’t need to be particularly prepared. All you need to do is complete a health questionnaire and clean your teeth thoroughly before seeing the dentist at the facility. You can find more information about the first visit and sample documents here: first visit.
The first regular visit of a child to the dentist should take place around 2-3 years of age and it is worth to precede it with an adaptation visit. The whole process of familiarizing children with the dentist and the office is described in Parents’ Guide.
Tooth sensitivity is characterized by a feeling of pain or severe discomfort that occurs in response to a stimulus. What is the stimulus? Usually cold or sugars contained in food. So if you experience sudden pain while drinking cold drinks or eating ice cream and it lasts as long as your teeth are in contact with the stimulus, you probably have tooth sensitivity. You should then visit a dentist who will check the condition of your teeth and select the appropriate treatment method.
Absolutely! Dental treatment during pregnancy is actually recommended, because untreated lesions and inflammations can lead to the spread of bacteria throughout the body and cause complications, e.g. premature birth.
There can be many reasons for bleeding gums, so if you experience this problem, see your dentist. The dentist will check why your gums are bleeding and select the appropriate treatment. Do not underestimate gum problems, because untreated inflammation can lead to periodontitis.
Unfortunately, no. Toothache will not go away on its own, and if it becomes less for a moment, you can be sure that it will come back with a vengeance. You should therefore see your dentist as soon as possible. People with exceptionally severe pain are admitted outside the standard schedule – as emergencies.