Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dental care includes :

Most of the dental problems that the person will encounter throughout their lifetime will be those that could have been avoided or significantly minimized if they were just diagnosed and dealt with at an early stage.

Treating a dental problem before it gets out of hand can significantly reduce the time, money and efforts needed to correct it.

Preventive Dental care includes :

  • Dental Examination (twice per year).
  • Bitewing X-Rays (once per year).
  • Scaling and polishing (Teeth cleaning twice per year).
  • Full mouth X-Ray series or O.P.G X-Ray once every three years.

Additional Preventive Dental Care for children and adolescents.

Topical Fluoride application (twice per year)

A child’s teeth are more prone to decay due to lack of proper dexterity of brushing. Application of fluoride varnishes at regular intervals strengthens the tooth structure by incorporating fluoride ions into the structure making them more prone to acid dissolution. Not only do the permanent but also milk teeth benefit from fluoride treatment.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. The sealants, a tooth-colored acrylic "coating" are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars).
This effectively "seals" the deep grooves where decay is most likely to start