WHAT IS PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY?
Preventive dentistry is dental treatment that focuses on protecting the teeth from common dental problems. Dental decay is one of the most common oral issue one experiences. Preventive dentistry helps to prevent dental decay.
WHY IS PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY IMPORTANT?
These preventive measures help to enhance oral health and improve the quality of life.
Preventive dentistry offers benefits like:
Early detection of dental problems
Prevention of dental decay
WHO NEEDS PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY?
Everyone! Even though some treatments are meant for children, routine dental check up is important irrespective of age.
WHAT COMES UNDER PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY?
The treatments involved under preventive dentistry are
Pit and Fissure Sealants
Routine Dental Check up
PIT AND FISSURE SEALANT
Pits and fissures are natural grooves and lines present on back teeth. In some children, these pits and fissures are very deep which make them more prone to decay. The use of pit and fissure sealants provides a physical barrier that inhibits microorganisms and food particles accumulation, preventing dental decay.
Fluoride is a natural occurring mineral which helps to strengthen the teeth. Fluoride application can be done in the form of gels, varnish. Fluoride application helps prevent tooth decay, slow it down. It is most useful in combination with proper brushing twice a day.
ROUTINE DENTAL CHECK UP
Even the most meticulous person can miss out brushing some parts of teeth. Some areas are naturally difficult to clean. Routine dental check ups will help you to know if you are missing out on cleaning some particular areas. This will prevent dental decay in future. The dentist will examine the your teeth to look for early signs of tooth decay. This saves you from the pain you may experience in future.
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