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Preventive Dentistry

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  1. Fluoride Application - Regular application of fluoride to your teeth by the dentist, makes the teeth stronger and more resistant to cavities. Once in 6 months or once a year application of fluoride to your child’s teeth can help your child grow up cavity free.
  2. Pit and fissure sealants - Some of the teeth when they form, they form with deep pits and grooves on the biting surfaces. These areas retain food debris for a long time and becomes a cavity in a short span of time. To prevent these surfaces of teeth from getting cavitated, these surfaces are made smoother by placing pit and fissure sealants.

Preventive Dentistry - Faqs

What does Preventive dentistry mean?

Preventive dentistry is the procedures done to prevent the occurrence of decay in the teeth.

When should this be done?

It should be done only after eliminating and treating all the open cavities in the mouth

What are the preventive procedures done?

Pit & fissure sealants and Tropical fluoride application

What is a sealant?

Sealants are thin layer of resin material which is placed on the pits, fissures and grooves of molars. It prevents the lodgement of food on the tooth, thus preventing any further occurrence of dental caries

Is there any procedure to strengthen the teeth?

Yes, we can do Tropical Fluoride application. This will help to prevent the occurrence of decay and strengthen the new erupting teeth.

When can this be done?

Generally, tropical fluoride application can be done once in 6 months- 1 yr

How is it available?

It is available as gel or varnish and in different flavours which is applied on the teeth for a minute. The Fluoride varnish is applied as a coating on the tooth.

Will it work for children above 12 years?

No. Fluoride application is more effective in children below 12 years.

Are there any other preventive methods to avoid caries?

Yes. The preventive methods depend on the risk of decay formation for each individual. Regular dental visits, proper brushing and maintenance of oral hygiene help to prevent dental caries.

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