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Difference: General and Special Oral Care

Question by Guest | 19/05/2018 at 21:00

There are always those magazines lying around in the doctor's office. In one of these papers, I read a self-test in which it is about whether a general oral care is sufficient for me or whether I should better make a special oral care (yes I know, the doctor has plenty of time).

But what is the difference? Unfortunately that was not mentioned and since then I can not get it out of my mind.

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General and special or specific oral care means the following:

  • General Oral Care: Assistance with oral hygiene a patient would normally perform himself. So, for example, brush the teeth or rinse the mouth.
  • Special Oral Care: Oral hygiene measures for patients where the general oral care is insufficient to prevent or treat illness. This is about medication or even removing or treating dental and oral diseases.

General oral care is what you should do anyway at home. The special oral care comes into play when the general care is no longer sufficient. But that should always be discussed with your dentist.
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