Prevention through dental hygiene

Cabinet Dentaire de Rumine offers a questionnaire to help you improve your knowledge of dental hygiene

Dental hygiene is key – and it’s your responsibility. It’s the foundation of preventative care.

This statement is a simple truth – the degree to which it is applied is directly correlated with your teeth’s life expectancy. Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime. They’re extremely strong and resilient, and nowadays, we have all kinds of ways to repair and care for them. But looking after them every day is crucial to help them withstand everything they’re exposed to.


Your oral hygiene depends on several actions:

  • Brushing your teeth to clean the visible areas of the teeth and remove plaque.
  • Flossing to clean between your teeth.
  • And regular scaling to remove tartar, which causes receding gums.

The first two are your responsibility, but scaling requires professional tools and techniques that only your dentist and hygienist can handle. As well as thorough dental hygiene and detection of cavities by the dental hygienist, there are also treatments that help you stay better protected against different tooth complaints. For instance, there are two common situations where you can take preventative action:

  • If you suffer from bruxism (tooth grinding), we strongly recommend wearing a protective splint
  • For children, in particular, wearing a mouth guard makes sense during certain sporting activities.

With optimum protection in mind, it is important to note that certain risk factors have an impact on the health of your teeth and require particularly close attention when it comes to dental health. Here are the four main examples:

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