In addition to regular checkups, repeated professional teeth cleaning in the dental practice is one of the most important ways to prevent periodontitis.
After teeth cleaning, the long-term success for many years is ensured only if patients practice optimal oral hygiene at home, thus every day preventing new bacterial plaque from forming and causing inflamed gums.
Continued professional care by the dental hygienist is also important for the optimal long-term success so that any recurring problems can be detected and remedied in time.
The intervals for these appointments with the dental hygienist are usually three, four, or six months. The frequency depends on the quality of oral hygiene, the extent of gum inflammation, and the presence of what are called residual gum pockets.