Preventive Dentistry Preventive Dentistry is the practice of caring your teeth to keep them healthy and to avoid dental and gum issues in future. A healthy smile is an asset to your personality. Carry it confidently. We understand the value of your teeth.
Preventive Dentistry allows us to Value the asset in the form of Smile gifted to us by the Nature.
Nature has blessed us with a wonderful teeth set whereby the teeth are of different size and shape depending on their position in the mouth.
Importance of Teeth
• To foster nutrition through proper chewing
• To aid in speech development
• Aligns our facial muscles and is responsible to impart shape to our face
• Builds self-esteem by providing a beautiful smile
• Enables a child to pay attention and learn in school without the distraction of dental pain
• Milk teeth saves space in the jaw that is needed for the proper development of the permanent teeth
Paediatric Dentistry Includes
• Pit and fissures sealants
• Fluoride application
• Space Maintainer
• Aesthetic Sealing
• Painless Root Canal Treatment ( RCT )
What materials are used for fissure sealants?
Pit and fissure sealants are placed in high-risk locations to provide a physical barrier to microorganisms and carbohydrates. A resin composite is the material most commonly used as a dental sealant. Specially designed glass ionomer cements can also be used as sealants.
How long do fissure sealants last?
Sealants can last upto a few years, but they need to be checked at regular dental check-ups to make sure they are not chipped or worn away. The dentist can repair sealants by adding more sealant material.
Can I brush my teeth after sealants?
After Treatment Care- Sealants
The plastic tooth sealant material placed on your teeth as well as the dental sealants for kids, has reached its final hardness. You may now eat, drink, floss and brush normally. The dental sealants act to decrease the likelihood of decay occurring on the chewing surface of the tooth.
Fluoride varnish is a highly concentrated form of fluoride which is applied to the tooth's surface, by a dentist, dental hygienist or other health care professional, as a type of topical fluoride therapy It is not a permanent varnish but due to its adherent nature it is able to stay in contact with the tooth surface for several hours. It may be applied to the enamel, dentine or cementum of the tooth and can be used to help prevent decay, remineralise the tooth surface and to treat dentine hypersensitivity. There are more than 30 fluoride-containing varnish products on the market today, and they have varying compositions and delivery systems. These compositional differences lead to widely variable pharmacokinetics, the effects of which remain largely untested clinically.
Removable space maintainers - these devices serve the same function as fixed space maintainers. They're made with an acrylic base that fits over the jaw, and have plastic or wire branches between specific teeth to keep the space between them open.
Aligners - an alternative to traditional braces for adults, serial aligners are being used by an increasing number of orthodontists to move teeth in the same way that fixed appliances work, only without metal wires and brackets. Aligners are virtually invisible and are removed for eating, brushing and flossing.
Lip and cheek bumpers - these are designed to keep the lips or cheeks away from the teeth. Lip and cheek muscles can exert pressure on the teeth, and these bumpers help relieve that pressure.
Painless Root Canal Treatment ( RCT ) : Refer
to the Root Canel Section
Crown : are given to kids also to restore their chewing efficiency which had been lost due to grossly decayed tooth structure.