Good oral hygiene is the key

Good oral hygiene is the key

Everybody wants to have a gleaming smile. However, teeth need to be looked after properly if they are to stay healthy and beautiful. The only way to ensure good dental health is to take good care of your teeth.
In Switzerland, on the 25th of September every year, the focus is on dental care. Dental Health Day is an opportunity to make people aware of diseases of the teeth, mouth and jaw and to place the focus firmly on dental care. If you want beautiful and healthy teeth for life, you need to be conscientious about oral hygiene.

Things you can do at home

Since bacterial plaque is the most common cause of dental diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis (bacterial inflammation of the periodontium) and caries, it is vital to keep your teeth free of plaque. Everyone can make a positive contribution to good oral hygiene at home and in everyday life. First and foremost, you should brush your teeth every day – at least in the morning and evening. If you are unable to brush your teeth at lunchtime, you can still use a fluoride mouthwash or tooth-friendly chewing gum. Everyday oral and dental care also includes...

  • ... use of a fluoride toothpaste
  • ... use of an antibacterial mouthwash which reaches every part of the mouth
  • ... cleaning of the gaps between your teeth using dental floss, toothpicks or interdental space brushes (as desired)
  • ... tongue cleaning
  • ... the weekly application of a fluoride gel to protect against caries.

Routine dental check-ups

In addition to these actions, it is advisable to have your teeth cleaned professionally by a dental hygienist once or twice a year and have a routine check-up carried out by your dentist. This will ensure that your mouth and teeth stay healthy.

DENTA dental insurance

Visits to the dentist can turn out to be very expensive. With DENTA, SWICA makes contributions towards a range of treatments including:

  • routine check-ups
  • dental hygiene
  • dental treatment

In the event of further health-related questions, SWICA customers can contact the santé24 telemedicine service free of charge on +41 44 404 86 86. A telemedicine practice licence allows santé24 physicians to provide additional medical services in cases that are suited to a telemedicine approach. SWICA customers can also use the BENECURA medical app to carry out a digital SymptomCheck and receive recommendations about what to do next. During a subsequent phone call with santé24, customers can decide for themselves whether to release their information from SymptomCheck to santé24.