The most important information on professional tooth cleaning (PZR)
What is a PZR?
Even with good oral hygiene, plaque and tartar remain on the teeth. Bacteria can multiply between the teeth and in gum pockets, which can lead to tooth decay, periodontosis and bad breath.
With the PZR, all deposits are carefully removed with professional instruments and bacterial hatches are removed. The teeth are then polished and the enamel is hardened.
Who makes the PZR?
Professional tooth cleaning is carried out by specially trained specialists. As a rule, these are dental assistants who have qualified themselves through several months of further training.
These employees are trained to clean teeth carefully and gently. They give tips on proper dental care at home and on a healthy diet.
What belongs to professional dental cleaning?
Examination of the mouth
Before the actual tooth cleaning, we check not only the teeth but also whether there is any plaque and what the condition of the gums is like. We record the determined values in special indices for later follow-up checks.
Cleaning the teeth
With the PZR we remove not only tartar but also all soft deposits, the so-called biofilm. Even in places that you cannot reach at home. For this we use professional hand instruments and devices such as ultrasound or powder-water spray.
Cleaning of the interdental spaces
It is very important to thoroughly clean the hard-to-reach interdental spaces where food residues and bacteria are found. We use dental floss, rafts, interdental brushes and professional equipment.
Polishing of tooth surfaces
After cleaning, we polish the surfaces of the teeth so that deposits and bacteria cannot settle on them again so quickly. You will feel the difference: your teeth will feel smooth and comfortable again!
Fluoridation for melt hardening
Professional tooth cleaning also helps to prevent tooth decay. For this reason, we coat the teeth with a special fluoride varnish, which protects them from acid attacks from food and caries for several weeks.
Tips for the right oral hygiene
At the end of the PZR, you will receive valuable tips on proper dental and oral hygiene. We will show you how to use dental floss and interdental brushes correctly and give you tips on a healthy diet.
Questions and answers about PZR
How often should I go to the PZR?
The usual interval is 6 months. If oral hygiene is very good, one PZR per year may be sufficient. In case of high caries risk, gingivitis, dental prostheses, implants and some general diseases, shorter intervals may be necessary.
What does the PZR cost?
Unfortunately, we cannot give you any general information about this. The price depends on the number of teeth, the time required and the degree of difficulty. In any case, you will receive individual cost information before the start of the PZR.
Does the cash register pay the PZR?
The PZR does not belong to the service catalogue of the statutory health insurance funds. However, some health insurance funds provide a voluntary subsidy. Private health insurance funds and supplementary insurances reimburse the costs within the framework of the agreed tariffs.
Why the PZR is also important for other reasons
Lower risk of heart attack, stroke .
Bacteria in dental plaque are inhaled and distributed through the blood in the body. They can cause damage to the cardiovascular system, joints and uterus.
According to scientific studies, gum inflammation is associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, joint inflammation and premature and miscarriages*. With PZR, bacterial plaque is regularly removed.
Long-term cost savings
It’s logical: If you get your own teeth, you don’t need implants or dentures. The cost of this could quickly run into thousands.
With regular professional tooth cleaning you not only save costs. You also save time-consuming and expensive implant, tooth replacement or periodontal treatments.