Professional dental cleaning is a dental service in which a dentist or hygienist cleans your teeth and other areas of your mouth
Professional dental cleaning is an essential part of all German health insurance policies. All providers are required by law to cover the cost of at least one appointment per year in their tariffs. The purpose of this appointment is to remove deposits from your teeth that can be unpleasant in appearance and may increase your risk of tooth decay or periodontitis.
A professional dental-cleaning appointment will usually include:
- intensive cleaning to remove deposits from your teeth and gums,
- tips and advice on how to maintain good oral hygiene, and
- a final inspection of the results by a dentist.
Although public (statutory) health insurance providers usually only cover one session per year, private health insurance providers may cover more sessions – and even make attendance a condition of covering more extensive dental treatments.
At ottonova, we cover 100% of the cost of two professional dental-cleaning appointments per year in our special Expat tariff, up to a maximum of €125 per session.