What is prophylaxis?
Caries precaution – almost everyone is affected by it at least once in their lifetime. Prevention is the best protection: regular prophylaxis by your dentist and thorough cleaning at home.
Dental Care protects you
Prophylaxis encompasses all measures for the early detection and timely treatment of illnesses. By means of regular dental care, your dentist can effectively prevent diseases such as periodontitis and gently protect your tooth substance at the same time. You can support this with thorough care at home.
Life-long beautiful teeth
More and more people place a lot of importance on healthy, attractive teeth. From young to old – a radiant smile has an attractive effect and makes you self-confident. Thanks to regular precaution, you can keep the gift of healthy teeth for a lifetime.
Modern prophylaxis includes:
- Professional teeth cleaning
- Gingivitis and periodontitis prevention
- Peri-implantitis dental care
- Caries prevention
Dental care pays off
Those who regularly invest in prophylaxis with early detection of caries, ensure beautiful, healthy teeth and save money in the long-run.
The Axelsson study* analysed caries formation in 5,000 patients, over a period of six years, with and without prophylaxis.
The images (left) show the result:
With prevention, there was practically no incidence of caries. Without prevention, eight tooth surfaces were afflicted.
* P. Axelsson: Department for Periodontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden "The long-term effect of a plaque control programme on tooth mortality, caries and periodontal disease in adults". Results after 30 years of prophylaxis" Published in 2003.
If you want to get more details about prophylaxis for patients, read the following posts. Here you can learn more about professional tooth cleaning.