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Baby's first tooth: everything you need to know

Parents often have many questions about their baby's first tooth. At what age does it emerge? How can we ease the discomfort caused by teething? [...]

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Orthodontics for adults: there's no age limit for a beautiful smile

Orthodontic treatment isn't just for children and teenagers. In fact, it's never too late to put a smile back on your face. Orthodontics for adults is [...]

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Children learn oral hygiene at an early age

The number-one problem threatening children's oral hygiene in Switzerland is tooth decay. Admittedly, dentists from Fribourg to Lausanne are seeing an improvement, but the risks of [...]

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Good food for teeth: oral health also comes from the plate

When we talk about oral health, we tend to think of foods and drinks to avoid. On this subject, you can read our article on [...].

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Pregnancy and dental care: what you need to know to keep your smile beautiful

"Pregnancy is a phase of life when dental care requires special attention," explains gynecologist-obstetrician Amélie. "Mums-to-be need to be extra vigilant in order to [...].

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No more fear of the dental chair: these revolutionary techniques will calm your nerves

The mere mention of a dental appointment can make many people shudder. In fact, according to the latest studies, dental anxiety affects almost a third of all people. [...]

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Dental scaling: how does the consultation work?

Dental scaling may not be the most pleasant of times, admittedly. Some people go to their dental appointments reluctantly, apprehensively, or even with a [...]

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Bruxism: solutions for teeth grinding

The term "bruxism" refers to tooth clenching and friction without any functional purpose. Dentists in Lausanne and Fribourg also refer to persistent mandibular parafunction. [...]

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Dental X-rays: when are they needed?

Dental radiography is one of the most common procedures performed by dentists in Lausanne and Fribourg. This examination, based on X-ray technology, makes it possible to [...]

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Interdental cleaning: which accessories to use?

Interdental cleaning is one of the best ways to improve oral hygiene. However, it is often neglected. Toothbrushes, whether manual or manual, are [...]

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Our recommendations for a beautiful smile

A beautiful smile is one of the most common requests received by dentists in Lausanne and Fribourg. After all, everyone wants white teeth. The [...]

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Strengthening teeth through diet: 6 essential vitamins and minerals

Did you know that there are ways of strengthening teeth through diet? In fact, you can improve enamel resistance by providing your body with certain [...].

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Oral hygiene: 10 tips for a healthy mouth

Maintaining good oral and dental hygiene is essential to overall health. In fact, our mouth is the main point of entry [...].

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Wisdom teeth surgery: tips for a successful recovery

Are you about to undergo wisdom teeth surgery at a dental practice in Switzerland? Don't worry, it's a routine surgical procedure for people who have wisdom teeth.

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Dental care for the elderly in Switzerland

Neglecting oral hygiene can lead to complications that affect overall health. This is especially true as we age, which is why dental care for the elderly is so important [...].

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Baby's teeth: recognizing and relieving teething problems

At what age does a baby's first tooth appear? How can you tell if your baby is teething? How to relieve teething? These [...]

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The benefits of invisible aligners for teeth

Transparent braces, such as the Invisalign system, are a revolution in orthodontics. And there's no shortage of advantages over traditional orthodontic treatment. [...]

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Good resolutions for the health of your teeth

The entire team at Helvident dental centers and clinics wishes you a happy new year 2024 with good health and lots of smiles! Each new year that begins [...]

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Oral hygiene during the festive season

The festive season is usually a time of excess. What we eat has an impact not only on how our bodies function, but also on our oral hygiene. During the festive season, we consume a wide range of foods [...].

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How to become a dentist in Switzerland

To become a dentist, you need to follow a rigorous academic and professional path. Dentistry is a health profession, and more specifically, a field of dental medicine. Would you like to become a dentist? [...]

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How is a dental implant fitted?

The dental implant procedure involves implanting an artificial root into the jawbone, enabling a dental prosthesis to be permanently attached. This solution can be used to replace a missing tooth. [...]

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Dental crowns that have fallen out: what to do?

Fitting a dental crown is a common procedure in dentistry. It is used to restore a damaged, broken, devitalized or missing tooth. It is also used to reinforce a decayed tooth or to improve the aesthetics of a dentition. But what [...]

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Toothache: what to do to relieve the pain?

Toothache is also known as intense dental pain or odontalgia. It is an extremely painful dental problem, often difficult to bear. However, there are solutions to soothe the pain.

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Why go to the dentist for scaling?

Scaling at the dentist is essential for maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing oral disease. What are the risks of tartar build-up on the teeth? [...]

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Dental care in Switzerland for oral cavity maintenance

Regular maintenance of the oral cavity is essential. As well as giving you a radiant smile, dental care in Switzerland can improve your oral health. Teeth play a vital role in [...]

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Orthodontics for children in Switzerland: when and why?

Every parent wants to see their little one smile! This is also the aim of orthodontic specialists for children in Switzerland. Beyond the aesthetic aspect, the interest [...]

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Electric toothbrush: mistakes to avoid for effective brushing

Do you dream of a beautiful smile? The secret lies in good daily oral hygiene. And when it comes to oral hygiene, electric toothbrushes are [...]

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Mouth ulcers: dentists answer your questions

Mouth ulcers take the form of small, round or oval ulcers. They are superficial and non-contagious, but can be a nuisance in everyday life when you [...]

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Stress and oral health: what impact?

Is there a link between stress and oral health? At first glance, you might be tempted to answer "no". In fact, good oral health is associated with stress.

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Xerostomia: how to treat dry mouth?

Xerostomia is the medical term for dry mouth. This unpleasant sensation is generally temporary. It results from insufficient production by the salivary glands. Causes may include [...]

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Tooth misalignment in adults

Tooth misalignment in adults is often the cause of complexities. It is generally perceived as a daily handicap, both in personal and professional life. [...]

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Foods and drinks that stain teeth

You've probably already consumed a dark-colored product before noticing that it has left marks on your tongue and teeth. How to avoid these [...]

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When should wisdom teeth be extracted?

Should wisdom teeth be extracted? If so, at what age and why? We have inherited our wisdom teeth from our ancestors, the Great [...].

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What's the right diet for healthy teeth?

The link between a quality diet and oral health is well established. While sweets are not recommended to prevent cavities, there are [...]

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Orthodontists in Fribourg: why consult an orthodontist?

Has your doctor recommended that you make an appointment with an orthodontist in Freiburg? Find out more about this dental specialty and the differences between orthodontics and dentistry. [...]

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Toothbrushes: manual, electric or sonic?

Manual toothbrushes This is the classic, most familiar toothbrush we've all used. Most manual toothbrushes [...]

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Dental hygienist in Fribourg: an essential profession for your oral health

Oral health has a real impact on the overall health of the human body. That's why the profession of dental hygienist in Fribourg is so important. This professional [...]

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Orthodontist in Lausanne: reasons for consultation

Has your doctor recommended that you make an appointment with an orthodontist in Lausanne? Find out more about this dental specialty and the differences between orthodontics and dentistry. [...]

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Teeth grinding and jaw clenching

Bruxism is the involuntary grinding or clenching of teeth. This disorder affects adults and children alike, without them always being aware of it. [...]

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Dental whitening in Lausanne: our solutions

We all dream of having beautiful white teeth. It's not for nothing that teeth whitening in Lausanne is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments. What [...]

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Dental accidents: what to do?

During leisure activities, sports or household chores, a dental accident can easily happen. In fact, it is estimated that around one minor in two will suffer a dental accident [...].

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How to relieve a toothache?

Toothache is one of the most common and uncomfortable dental problems that can affect anyone at any age. It is a sharp, aching pain that [...]

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Removing wisdom teeth: why?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are located on the sides of the jaw and often develop late in adulthood. Although these teeth [...]

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The benefits of water for oral health

March 22 marks World Water Day, celebrated by the United Nations every year since 1993. To mark the occasion, the HELVIDENT team is highlighting the [...]

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Periodontitis: causes, treatment and prevention

Periodontitis is often the consequence of gingivitis. Often painful, it generally causes bad breath and swollen gums. What are the factors that [...]

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Orthodontists: what services do they offer?

Orthodontists in Switzerland offer a wide range of services. They enable every patient to benefit from treatment tailored to his or her needs. Whether for routine dental treatment, surgical intervention or cosmetic rehabilitation, [...]

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How do I remove dental stains?

When you inspect your mouth, you may notice a few dental stains that don't disappear after brushing. These marks occur mainly in adults, but they can also occur in children [...].

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Fluoride in Switzerland: how much to consume?

Fluoride salts, commonly known as "fluoride", are naturally present in many minerals. They are found in water, soil, plants, air and in small quantities [...].

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Invisible dental aligners for straightening teeth

Would you like to straighten your teeth without wearing braces? The most discreet solution for adults is invisible dental aligners. In the face of increasing [...]

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Children's oral health

UNESCO has chosen January 24 to celebrate International Education Day. In addition to basic learning, it is important to raise awareness among the youngest [...].

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Dental hygienist in Lausanne: reasons for consultation

Oral health has a real impact on the overall health of the human body. That's why the profession of dental hygienist in Lausanne is essential. This professional will [...]

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Dentists' advice for a good start to the year

The Helvident team wishes you a healthy and happy New Year in 2023! A new year means new resolutions. How about [...]

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Taking care of your teeth over the holidays

Diet has a direct impact on the way your body functions and on your general state of health. What is less well known is that it also has repercussions on oral hygiene. In fact, [...]

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Baby teeth: how to care for them?

How to ensure oral hygiene for babies? From birth, babies need oral care. And this is true even if the baby's teeth are not yet [...]

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Sensitive teeth: what to do?

In Switzerland, many people suffer from sensitive teeth. This symptom manifests itself as pain or discomfort when eating certain types of food [...].

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The different types of toothpaste for adults

Fluoride toothpaste, whitening toothpaste, toothpaste for sensitive teeth or for plaque removal... It's not always easy to make sense of all the different types of toothpaste [...].

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How can you avoid damaging your teeth on a daily basis?

Teeth are put to the test every day. They must constantly fight against the attacks of bacteria. Sometimes, we make their task more difficult by adopting [...]

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Dental care in Fribourg

The city of Fribourg, capital of the canton of the same name, is located in the western part of Switzerland. The capital of the Sarine district offers all the [...]

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Replacing a tooth: discover the dental implant 

In Switzerland, more and more patients are opting to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant. These are the findings of the Swiss Society of Dentists (SSO). What are [...]

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Smoking: consequences for oral hygiene

Tobacco consumption is detrimental to overall health, starting with the oral cavity. In Switzerland, almost 9,500 people die every year from the effects of tobacco [...].

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World Smile Day: October 7, 2022

World Smile Day is celebrated every year on the 1st Friday in October. From the lips [...]

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To have beautiful teeth: the best practices to adopt

Having beautiful teeth is a subject of concern to the majority of Swiss people. In fact, a brilliant smile is a sign of good health and a [...].

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Tooth scaling: a regular appointment

Tooth scaling may not be the most pleasant of times, admittedly. Some people go to their dental appointments reluctantly, apprehensively, or even with a [...]

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What are the different types of dental X-ray?

Dental radiography is one of the most common procedures performed by dentists in Lausanne and Fribourg. This examination, based on X-ray technology, makes it possible to [...]

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Back to school with a smile

The HELVIDENT team hopes you had a wonderful summer. With a new school year comes new resolutions. What if you decided to adopt better habits to pamper your [...]

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Pregnancy and oral hygiene in 8 questions

Are you expecting a happy event? The HELVIDENT team is here to help you every step of the way, with advice tailored to your needs. Find out all you need to know about oral hygiene [...]

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How do I become a dentist in Switzerland?

Would you like to become a dentist in Switzerland? Is your child interested in studying dentistry? The HELVIDENT team explains what you need to know about training, how it works and what you can [...]

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Oral hygiene for seniors in Switzerland

In Switzerland, seniors' oral hygiene has deteriorated in recent years. In fact, it is estimated that at least 30 % of the elderly suffer from oral diseases that cause [...].

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Diet and dental health

The mouth is the body's first point of contact with the food we eat. Teeth are used to chew food before swallowing it. They are [...]

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Periodontal disease: prevention and treatment

Your dentist and hygienist advise you to maintain good oral hygiene to keep your whole mouth healthy. Good oral habits also [...]

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Everything you need to know about root canal treatment

You consult your dentist in Lausanne or Fribourg following a dental trauma or a deep cavity. In some cases, it may be necessary to have a root canal [...].

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Which toothpaste should you choose for brushing your teeth?

Whitening toothpaste, fluoride toothpaste, plaque-fighting toothpaste, special toothpaste for sensitive teeth... There's a wide variety on the market, and it's not always easy to [...].

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Everything you need to know about babies' oral health

There's no age to start taking care of your dental hygiene. In fact, babies' oral health is essential from birth. Reflexes [...]

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Oral microbiota and impact on general health

Formerly known as "oral flora", the oral microbiota refers to all the micro-organisms present in the oral cavity. In a healthy state, with good dental hygiene, the composition of the oral [...]

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Dental emergencies in Fribourg: when to consult?

There are many different reasons why you might need to seek emergency dental care in Freiburg. Dental trauma, painful abscesses, broken teeth, toothache or even bleeding... [...]

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Treating gingivitis, inflammation of the gums

Several types of pathology can occur in the oral cavity. Among them is gingivitis. In other words, inflammation of the gums. If [...]

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Dental erosion: recognizing and preventing it

We often underestimate the risks of dental erosion, the real enemy of oral health. It is caused by acid attacks following the consumption of certain types of [...]

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Why choose a dentist who is a member of the SSO?

Have you ever heard of the Swiss Society of Dentists? Do you know the advantages of consulting a dentist who is a member of the SSO? The HELVIDENT team, a member of [...]

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Broken or cracked teeth: what are the emergency solutions?

Do you have a broken or cracked tooth? Whether you're a child or an adult, you're never safe from an accident that affects your teeth. In fact, it's [...]

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Good oral hygiene resolutions

The Helvident team wishes you a healthy and happy New Year 2022! A new year means new resolutions. How about [...]

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Dental implants in Fribourg: everything you need to know about this procedure

Have you lost a tooth to decay, trauma or periodontal disease? How do dental implants work in Freiburg? What are the [...]

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Tongue ulcers: what to do?

Tongue ulcers can have a number of causes. These benign mouth ailments can also appear on the inside of the cheeks, lips and gums. The [...]

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Dental care in Lausanne

Lausanne, capital of the canton of Vaud in French-speaking Switzerland, is located on the northern shore of Lake Geneva. Switzerland's fourth largest city in terms of population offers all [...]

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Tooth loss in smokers

Heavy smokers lose 2 to 3 times more teeth than non-smokers. This is the conclusion of a European study published in the Journal of [...].

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Saliva: role, composition and frequently asked questions

Saliva is essential for natural functions such as eating and speaking. Its purpose is to moisten the mucous membranes of the mouth and start the digestion of food. [...]

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Oral hygiene for pregnant women

Are you pregnant and wondering about your oral health? The HELVIDENT team is here to help you every step of the way, with advice tailored to your needs. Find out more [...]

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Wisdom teeth: soothing post-operative pain

Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars. These are the very last teeth to grow at the very back of the oral cavity. These 4 teeth [...]

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Chewing gum: a solution for preventing gastro-oesophageal reflux?

Many people in Switzerland suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Is it a good idea to chew gum to prevent these symptoms? The reflux that comes from the stomach [...].

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Manual or electric toothbrush: how to choose?

Looking for a toothbrush that suits your needs? This accessory has evolved over the millennia, from the ancient wooden toothpick to the electric device [...].

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Cigarettes and oral hygiene

It's no secret that cigarette smoking is detrimental to overall health, starting with the oral cavity. In Switzerland, almost 9 million [...]

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How do you teach children to brush their teeth?

Many parents wonder how to teach their children to brush their teeth. From the infant's gums to the appearance of primary teeth, the gestures are different for each [...]

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Dental hygienists in Switzerland: missions and reasons for consultation

The profession of dental hygienist in Switzerland is one of the so-called medical-therapeutic professions. The dental hygienist is part of the health care team and is generally employed by a private dental practice. From [...]

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Fluoride: official recommendations in Switzerland

Fluoride - or fluoride salts - occurs naturally in many minerals. It is found in soil, water, plants and air, as well as in [...].

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Preventing tooth decay: advice from dentists

Tooth decay is caused by sugars in food and bacteria in the mouth. It is a very common disease that can lead to [...]

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Sealing of grooves and shafts in permanent teeth

The sealing of dental grooves and shafts is an effective way of preventing cavities. It is one of the first procedures performed on children by dental professionals.

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Dental bleaching and pain: preparation and care instructions

Naturally, teeth are not immaculate white. Their color varies from yellow to gray. Age and lifestyle can dull them further over time. [...]

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Tooth care through diet: steps to take every day

The daily routine of oral hygiene is fundamental to keeping your mouth healthy. But there are other things you can do to preserve your enamel, avoid tooth decay and [...].

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March 20 is World Oral Health Day!

Every March 20, we celebrate World Oral Health Day! The FDI World Dental Federation has launched this initiative to raise public awareness of oral [...]

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Dentophobia: how to overcome a phobia of the dentist?

Think only children are afraid of the dentist? Well, many adults in Switzerland are affected by dentophobia. This phenomenon can take many forms: [...]

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Dental scaling: how does the consultation work?

Dental scaling may not be the most pleasant of times, admittedly. Some people go to their dental appointments reluctantly, apprehensively, or even with a [...]

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