Project Description

Oral hygiene is a fundamental aspect of overall health and well-being for every individual. Despite daily brushing and flossing, periodic visits to the dentist for professional oral hygiene are an irreplaceable pillar in preventing oral diseases. For this reason, the World Health Organization recommends having a session every six months.

Why is Professional Oral Hygiene Important?

Professional dental cleaning is not limited to the simple removal of tartar and plaque: it is a comprehensive procedure that helps prevent gum diseases (which can evolve into periodontal diseases), cavities, and early detection of potential dental problems that, if neglected, could require more invasive treatments. Professional dental cleaning helps maintain naturally white teeth by removing surface stains and plays a crucial role in preserving the health of the entire oral cavity.

How is a Professional Oral Hygiene Session Conducted?

At Polizzi Luongo Studio in Verona, a professional oral hygiene session includes several stages:

Initial Examination: The dentist or dental hygienist conducts a preliminary examination of the oral cavity to assess the health of the teeth and gums.

Plaque and Tartar Removal: Using specific instruments, the professional removes accumulated plaque and tartar, especially in areas that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush (such as gum pockets).

Polishing: After removing tartar, the teeth are polished to remove stains and make the tooth surface smoother, reducing the adhesion of new plaque.

Personalized Oral Hygiene Instruction: The appointment ends with personalized advice on how to improve one’s daily oral hygiene routine, including brushing technique and flossing.

The Importance of Prophylaxis:

Regular follow-up appointments, typically every six months, are essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. In some cases, especially for patients with severe pre-existing conditions or early signs of periodontal diseases, these check-ups may be necessary every three months. This allows for careful monitoring and prompt intervention if new developments occur, ensuring the best possible outcome for the patient’s oral health.


Over time, teeth naturally tend to darken. This is caused by contact with pigments found in various foods such as coffee, tea, or from cigarette smoke. Sometimes, the phenomenon is due to abrasion of the superficial enamel. A differential diagnosis between these two causes is important and should be performed by a specialist, as the treatment is completely different for each cause.

Under normal oral health conditions, a professional dental cleaning session is recommended every six months. In cases of particular susceptibility to the development of gingivitis or periodontitis, this frequency is reduced.

Sealant is a preventive therapy that involves sealing excessively deep anatomical grooves on the teeth, preventing the development of cavities.

Tooth sensitivity is often associated with periodontal issues. Depending on its severity, it can be resolved by combining in-office procedures with products for home use.


With an appropriate diagnosis, this condition can be treated using modern professional whitening systems that are increasingly safe and effective. It is almost always preferable to combine an in-office treatment performed by a dental hygienist with a home maintenance regimen.

In case of severe tooth sensitivity, consult a specialist to formulate an accurate diagnosis and receive recommendations on the appropriate therapy to undertake.

In a large percentage of cases, halitosis is a symptom of inflammation of the tissues surrounding the tooth. There are temporary remedies such as mints, mouthwashes, sprays, and chewing gums, but it is essential to consult a specialist to perform an accurate diagnosis and implement appropriate therapy.

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