Healthy and clean teeth give you a fresh look and a pleasant mouthfeel. To optimally maintain your teeth, have your teeth checked and cleaned regularly. Preventive oral care includes all treatments aimed at preventing dental and gum problems. We are happy to help you keep your teeth in top condition through personal advice and preventive treatments.

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  • Which treatments fall under preventive oral care?
  • Costs of preventive oral care
  • Reimbursement by your health insurer
  • What can you do to keep your mouth healthy?
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Which treatments fall under preventive oral care?

Preventive oral care is largely focused on preventing tooth decay and gum disease, as these are the most common dental problems. Your dentist or dental hygienist will help you with this, but you can of course also do a lot yourself. We are happy to advise you on that. Common treatments that fall under preventive oral care are:

  • Check the teeth and gums
  • Provide appropriate advice on oral care
  • Remove plaque and tartar
  • Apply fluoride
  •  Polish fillings
  • Smooth and clean root surfaces
  • Choose sealing

Costs of preventive oral care

Because preventive dental care always consists of several different treatments, there is no standard rate for preventive dental treatment. The number of treatments and the time they take all factor into the cost.

The hourly rates per treatment are set by the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa). A complete overview with a link to the current prices of all dental treatments can be found on our  rates page .

Reimbursement by your health insurer

Usually, treatments that fall under preventive oral care are not reimbursed as standard. You need additional dental insurance for this. For precise information about the reimbursements, it is best to contact your health insurer. This way you always know exactly where you stand.

What can you do to keep your mouth healthy?

In addition to regular visits to the dentist and dental hygienist, there is a lot you can do yourself to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We recommend the following:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste, at least before going to bed and preferably before breakfast.
  • Use the correct brushing technique that your dentist advises and use stokers, brushes or dental floss to also clean between the teeth properly.
  • To allow the fluoride in your toothpaste to do its job properly, do not rinse your mouth with water after brushing.
  • Limit the times you eat acidic or sugary foods.
  • Drink any carbonated or acidic drinks through a straw to limit contact with the teeth.
  • Choose sugar-free gum. This stimulates saliva production and prevents your mouth from drying out.

Frequently asked questions about preventive oral care

Below you will find a number of frequently asked questions about preventive oral care. If you still have a question, do not hesitate  to contact  us. We’re happy to help.

What does preventive oral care consist of?

Preventive oral care includes all information, advice and treatments that contribute to the prevention of tooth decay and gum problems.

What does the dental hygienist do?

The dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar, polishes the teeth, gives advice on oral care and supports the dentist by, for example, administering anesthetics or filling cavities.

Do I need a referral for preventive oral care?

No, you can be referred by your dentist, but you can also make an appointment with the dental hygienist yourself. You do not need a referral for this.

Which oral care products should I use?

Use a manual toothbrush or electric brush and replace the brush (head) about once every three months. Use a toothpaste with fluoride to prevent tooth decay. However, brushing alone is not enough: it only cleans 60% of the tooth surface! Therefore, in addition to your toothbrush, use stokers, brushes or dental floss to keep the places between your teeth clean.

How does my diet affect my teeth?

Acidic foods, in particular, are harmful to your enamel and therefore your teeth in large quantities. It is advisable not to brush your teeth for at least an hour after meals. The acidity in your mouth causes your enamel to soften temporarily. Brushing can then damage it, leading to dental erosion and tooth decay.

Do smoking and drinking affect my teeth?

Of course. Smoking is one of the worst things you can do for your teeth and gums. It leads to unsightly discoloration of the teeth and can even cause serious gum disease or oral cancer. Our advice is therefore to stop smoking if you do, possibly with the help of a professional. Alcohol also has a negative impact on oral health. Alcoholic drinks often contain a lot of sugars and acids, which affect the tooth tissue and gums.

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