What is Preventive dentistry?
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. There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and flossing to regular dental check-ups. Prevention is KEY , we would rather help our patient prevent problems than see them in pain. We can work together to achieve great oral hygiene.
Removal of dental plaque
Plaque is a sticky film in which bacteria breed. Plaque is made up of invisible masses of harmful bacteria that live in your child's mouth and stick to his/her teeth. Proper brushing of your child's teeth removes plaque from the inner, outer, and chewing surfaces of his/her teeth. Some types of plaque cause cavities while other types of plaque cause gum disease. The bacteria in this plaque interacts with sugars and starches in your child's food and forms an acid which de-mineralizes the enamel of his/her teeth causing a cavity. The bacteria in plaque take about 24 hours to mature to the point where they can produce the acid that causes cavities and makes gums bleed.
Removal Of Calculus (Scale and clean)
Calculus or tartar, is hardened plaque that has firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and must be removed by a dental hygienist or dentist. A special tool is used to get rid of the hard build up of calculus (tartar). The areas that are most concentrated on include below the gum line, behind the teeth and in the gaps between your teeth, as these are the regions commonly missed from brushing. In addition, teeth polishing removes stains that are not eliminated during tartar and plaque removal.