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Anytime between 3 months to every 6 months. Every person is different, every mouth is different so it depends on how healthy or unhealthy your mouth is and how well you are doing with your daily care. If your gums are bleeding when brushing, flossing, eating, or spontaneously then it is important to see a Dental Hygienist as you likely have gum disease occurring.

Before we begin, you must complete a medical questionnaire. You also need to bring a number of things with you: ID and dental X-rays (not compulsory, but handy). A treatment plan is drawn up during this intake. No treatments are done unless there are acute complaints.

To cancel your appointment please send an e-mail info@dentalsuite.nl or a Whatsapp message +31618252634 with all your details. Appointments must be canceled two working days (48 hours) in advance, otherwise the entire treatment will be charged. This is not reimbursed by the insurer. 

Generally a scale and polish or hygiene appointment will include a complete examination of your gums, an oral cancer screen, and review of your personal home care plan. If necessary the treatment can consist of scaling and cleaning away the plaque, tartar, and calculus in the mouth and remove any stains. Lastly the teeth are polished to restore their shine.

Gums bleed when they are irritated and inflamed, which is not considered normal. This is due to plaque being left on the teeth which causes inflammation called gingivitis and if not addressed can develop into gum disease. Over time, if not cleaned off through daily brushing and interdental cleaning, the plaque can turn into a hard deposit called tartar or calculus which will require professional scaling by your dentist or hygienist to remove it.

Gum disease also gingivitis can spread around the teeth and molars to the jawbone. This causes the gums to loosen and a space (the pocket) is created. Plaque builds up in this space. This plaque causes the inflammation to move further downwards. The jawbone is broken. This makes spaces (the pockets) deeper. In the deepened pockets, the plaque calcifies into tartar. This progressive inflammation with breakdown of fibers and jawbone is called periodontitis.

The gums can recede, this is often not nice. With receding gums, the roots are exposed and the teeth can be sensitive when brushing, with hot and cold, sweet or sour. Unfortunately, when the jawbone is broken, it can no longer recover. Periodontitis may cause so much jawbone loss that the teeth become loose and fall out.

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A treatment at the dental hygienist can prevent the loss of teeth.
The dental hygienist must remove the plaque and tartar in the recessed pockets through a professional deep cleaning.
You have to remove the plaque above the gum line yourself every day. With an electric toothbrush and a brush or toothpick you can remove the plaque between your teeth. Make sure you use the right product, always ask the dental hygienist which products are suitable for your teeth.
Due to the combination of good oral care and deep cleaning at the dental hygienist, the inflammation almost always disappears.

These are the same price as the standard dental cleaning, Check the price page for more information. 

All dental prices are regulated. This means that all prices in the Netherlands are the same.

Check the price page for more information. 

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You should be comfortable when getting your teeth cleaned professionally. There are methods and technologies available to prevent or reduce pain. If gum disease is present, some treatments can be uncomfortable for some, but this varies depending on the severity of the disease and the individuals mouth. If the treatment is uncomfortable you need to let your Dental Hygienist know. The Dental Suite always endeavours to create a relaxing experience. There are steps that the Dental Hygienist can take to make sure you are comfortable. The Dental Hygienist can offer anaesthetics whether topical or local to all patients.

You should be comfortable when getting your teeth cleaned professionally. There are methods and technologies available to prevent or reduce pain. If gum disease is present, some treatments can be uncomfortable for some, but this varies depending on the severity of the disease and the individuals mouth. If the treatment is uncomfortable you need to let your Dental Hygienist know. The Dental Suite always endeavours to create a relaxing experience. There are steps that the Dental Hygienist can take to make sure you are comfortable. The Dental Hygienist can offer anaesthetics whether topical or local to all patients.

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Most people are now aware that smoking is bad for their health. It can cause many different medical problems and, in some cases, fatal diseases. However, many people don’t realise the damage that smoking does to their mouth, gums and teeth. Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease and in more severe cases tooth loss.

The Dental Suite works with Infomedics. This is a company specializing in invoicing and collecting invoices. After a treatment you will receive an invoice from Infomedics. The invoice will be first send to your insurance company. After that you will only receive the invoice for the costs that are not covered by your health insurance.

If you are unhappy with your treatment, the first thing to do is always approach the practice with your concerns. Explain your concerns and what you would like the ideal solution to be. In most cases you we will be able to solve the problem together. The Dental Suite is also affiliated with the NVM Dental Hygienists professional association. The NVM handles the complaints procedure. Click here for more information.