‘Prevention is better than cure’ goes the saying. Amongst the various specialties in dentistry, Preventive dentistry is the most important side of dentistry delivering healthier teeth and gums.
Preventive Dentistry is the branch of dentistry that aims at providing the care that is needed to keep the gums and the teeth healthy. It helps in keeping the oral cavity healthy thereby preventing the occurrence of bad breath, cavities, gum diseases or other oral diseases.
We at Spire Dental Care offer all aspects of Preventative dentistry and encourage patients to actively seek preventive dental care.
Cleaning, Polishing and Fluoride
Regular cleaning and polishing of teeth are of utmost importance in preventing dental problems. Whether it is cavities or gum problems or bad breath, cleaning and polishing is beneficial for all.
Fluorides have a proven scientific track of preventing and even curing early decay. Fluorides have best results when they are applied immediately after the professional cleaning and polishing.
Pit and fissure sealants
These are one of the best preventive solution for dental cavities. Our teeth have natural grooves and pits in them which are very deep in some patients. These deep grooves can’t be cleaned by tooth brush and are most common site for dental cavities. If they are sealed early then more than 50% cavities can be prevented. Please ask for these to prevent dental cavities in your children. We have different kinds of sealants according to individual needs.
Orthodontics: Aligning teeth to proper position also helps in their easy maintenance.
Preventive dental measures to keep the teeth and gums healthy:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste
• Replace the toothbrush once in every three months
• Rinse your mouth after having sweets and other sticky food.
• Use other dental aids like dental floss, inter dental brush, mouthwash etc.
• Eat nutritious and a well-balanced diet. Include a lot of Vitamin B and Citrus fruit in your diet.
Visit your dentist at least once in every six months.