The importance of preventive dentristry
Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more.
Old People proverb says:
Prevention is better than cure.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds strong teeth and prevents cavities. It’s been an essential oral health treatment for decades. Fluoride supports healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums. Tooth enamel is the outer protective layer of each tooth.
Fluoride is especially helpful if you’re at high risk of developing dental caries, or cavities. Cavities occur when bacteria build up on teeth and gums and form a sticky layer of plaque. Plaque produces an acid that erodes teeth and gum tissue. If the plaque breaks down the enamel layer, bacteria can infect and harm the nerves and blood at the core of the tooth.
Depending on your oral health status, fluoride treatments may be recommended every three, six or 12 months.
Fissure sealants are a dental treatment intended to prevent tooth decay. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay. Dental sealants are mainly used in children who are at higher risk of tooth decay, and are usually placed as soon as the adult molar teeth come through.
Removal of soft and hard deposits:
Soft deposits (dental plaque):
Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria and sugars that constantly forms on our teeth. bacteria are constantly forming in our mouths. These bacteria use ingredients found in our diet and saliva to grow. Plaque causes cavities when the acids from plaque attack teeth after eating. With repeated acid attacks, the tooth enamel can break down and a cavity may form. Plaque that is not removed can also irritate the gums around your teeth, leading to gingivitis (red, swollen, bleeding gums), periodontal disease and tooth loss.
Tooth replacement monitoring:
Baby teeth represent a big step for your little one, enabling infants to start chewing, smiling and forming basic speech. But with a new set of pearly whites, it's important to make sure the teeth receive the right care. Many people don't realize that cavities can start early in life, even in infancy. To control this issue, the Dental Clinic Kovacevic advocates limiting the amount of time that a child's teeth are exposed to beverages containing sugar, such as formula, juice or milk. Our clinic recommends that your baby's first dental visit take place at some point between the appearance of the first tooth and the child's first birthday and repeat it every 4 to 6 months. These recommendations will help your child start life with healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.
But don’ worry. It's easy to prevent plaque buildup with proper care. Make sure to brush thoroughly at least twice a day to remove plaque from all surfaces of your teeth. Floss daily to remove plaque from between your teeth and under your gumline, where your toothbrush may not reach. Limit sugary or starchy foods, especially sticky snacks and schedule regular dental visits in Dental Clinic Kovacevic for professional cleanings and dental examinations.