Arnout & Hobbelink Dentists in Amstelveen Randwijck.Nearby Amsterdam Buitenveldert, Amstelveen Elsrijk, Amsterdam Oud-Zuid, RAI Amsterdam and the Zuidas.

Properly cleaning your teeth and gums keeps cavities and infections at bay. That means your teeth will look good, feel good and your smile will sparkle throughout the day.

Why are checkups necessary?

Regular checkups ensure that any dental problems are detected at an early stage, before they worsen. This saves you from incurring unnecessary additional dental expenses.

Your teeth are inextricably linked to the rest of your body and to your immune system. Insufficient oral hygiene has a direct impact on your overall health. Infections in the mouth can result in cardiovascular disease, diabetes or ear, nose and throat issues.

Regular visits to your dentist mean that you are not only taking care of your teeth, but of your entire body and a healthy body makes you feel good.

How many checkups are required per year?

Twice a year is usually sufficient. Arnout & Hobbelink Dentists can give you personalised advice on how often you should come in for a checkup based on your oral health. Naturally, it is entirely up to you how often you decide to have a checkup.

What can I expect during a dental checkup?

  • The dentist will check your teeth for any sign of cavities or decay.

  • If you have regular checkups, gum disease or other dental problems that you may not have noticed yourself can be detected by the dentist at an early stage.

  • Tartar build-up will be removed. Sometimes the dentist will refer you to a dental-hygienist for a complete dental cleaning or teeth-cleaning instructions.

Why do I need to see a dental hygienist?

A dental hygienist takes extra care of your teeth to prevent cavities, gum disease and other dental problems. For example, an untreated problem with your gums can lead to loose teeth or even the loss of a tooth. The dental hygienists at Arnout & Hobbelink Dentists strive to keep your teeth and gums in optimal health.

What can the dental hygienist do for me?

  • Preventative dental cleaning

    The dental hygienist removes tartar build-up and thoroughly cleans your teeth. This helps prevent cavities and gum disease and makes early detection of gum disease possible.

  • Treatment of bleeding gums, early gum disease (gingivitis) or advanced gum disease (periodontitis).

  • Oral hygiene instruction

    Personalised instruction for dental hygiene at home to help you to keep your teeth clean and healthy.

Tip: dental insurance usually covers dental hygienist procedures.

What is the correct way to clean my teeth?

It is best to brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening, just before going to bed. This removes bacteria that would otherwise damage your teeth during the night. Brushing your teeth removes plaque build-up, so be sure to brush every tooth surface that you can reach.

To remove plaque from between teeth (which generally can’t be reached with a toothbrush), use dental floss, toothpicks or interdental brushes. Which of those methods works best for you will depend on the space between your teeth. Arnout & Hobbelink Dentists can give you personalised advice on which methods are most suitable for you.

Are dentist checkups and visits to the dental hygienist covered by my insurance?

Checkups and most dental procedures are fully covered by basic Dutch health insurance policies for anyone under 18. From age 18 and up you can choose to add dental insurance to your basic insurance policy.

This Independer overview offers insight into which procedures each insurance company covers. If you do not have additional dental insurance you will need to pay for checkups and other dental procedures yourself. Your health insurance company should be able to answer any questions you have about this. Click here for more information on payment options.