Preventive Dentistry


 

 

 

 

Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for one’s teeth to keep them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear and more. When the dentist and patient work together, this can help to prevent the need for treatment and avoid the traditional pattern of fillings and extractions. Your dentist may recommend a course of treatment to get your mouth into good condition, and then work out a maintenance plan to help you keep in that way.

 

* Scalling & Polishing


Scaling & Polishing


Scalling removes trapped food and plaque containing millions of germs, which can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Stains from coffee, tea, cigarettes or red wine are also cleaned away when your dentist polishes your teeth. Regular scalling and polishing helps keep your teeth and gums healthy by making it easier for you to keep your teeth clean at home. You should see and feel the difference.

 

* Pit and fissure Sealant

Sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your teeth from decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that stops food and bacteria getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay. Sealants are often applied as soon as the adult teeth start to come through. This is usually between 6 and 7 years of age. The rest are usually sealed as soon as they appear, which can be anytime between 11 and 14. The treatment is totally pain free and the teeth will not feel any different afterwards.