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PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

Preventive Dentistry

Fluoride application


It is found that 9 out of 10 children fall prey to dental decay. Improper dietary habits, insufficient hygiene maintenance and eating lot of sticky food stuffs like chocolates, biscuits, chips have contributed a lot to dental caries or decay.
Newly erupted teeth are not completely matured enough to fight bacterial attack in oral cavity. Such teeth are primarily attacked by bacteria leading to dental decay. Fluoride application helps in strengthening of outer covering of tooth (Enamel) by remineralisation process. This fluoridated remineralised tissues is more resistant to the acids produced by bacteria and further decay process. Generally fluoride application is done in age groups of 3, 7, 11 and 13 years. However age group may vary according to the dentition status of particular child.

Pit and Fissure Sealants


Human teeth especially premolars and molars presents irregular biting or chewing surface. Pits and Fissures (grooves) on biting surface help in proper breakdown of food but they are also difficult area for brush bristle to reach down. It is primarily observed that 90% of the cavities on chewing surface start in pit and fissure area and spread further. Therefore, it is essential to prevent dental decay by sealing those areas with a resinous sealing material called ‘PIT AND FISSURE SEALANTS.’
It is a painless, small procedure which requires negligible or no drilling, hence easily accepted even by kids. Many clinical studies have reported 70% reduction in decay of teeth surfaces sealed with Pit and Fissure sealants.

Remineralisation of teeth


Remineralisation of teeth is a process in which minerals are returned to the molecular structure of the tooth itself.Our newly erupted tooth is not matured enough to fight against bacteria in oral cavity. It takes minerals such as calcium, phosphate, fluoride from saliva to strengthen the enamel. However, frequent acid attacks from oral bacteria does not allow tooth to undergo remineralisation, such mineral deficient areas appear as chalky while spots or ditch on tooth surface and are the primary sites for bacterial attack leading to dental caries or decay.
Remineralisation procedure includes fabrication of special tray to hold the medicated formulation in contact with the demineralised areas of teeth. Before application of the tray intraorally, all the demineralised or deficient areas are etched and dried to enhance the percolation of minerals inside the tooth, then the tray loaded with medicated formulation is placed over teeth for certain period of time according to the degree of demineralisation of teeth.

Laser bacterial reduction (LBR)


It is a painless procedure used for eradication of bacterial infection in diseased gums. Laser energy specifically targets pigmented bacteria and inflammed gums. In most of the cases, LBR can avoid surgical procedure required for the treatment of spongy, red, suppurative gums.

Sports mouth guard


It is a soft appliance to be worn by an athlete while playing sport. It protects teeth, lips, cheeks and gums from sport related injuries.

Night guard


Night guard is given mainly to the patient with abnormal habit of unnecessary grinding of teeth during night (Bruxism). It protects teeth from wearing and Cracking. It helps in restoring muscular balance and prevention of further problems arising out of bruxism habit.

Snoring guard


This appliance is specially designed for the patient suffering with snoring and sleeping disorder.

Splinting of teeth


Splinting therapy may be applied with bonded external appliances, intracoronal appliances or indirect cast restorations to connect multiple teeth with the goal of improving tooth stability. Unstable teeth may be caused by a lack of support from tooth loss.
Indications of Splinting -

  • Mobility of teeth that is increasing or that impairs patient comfort.
  • Migration or unwanted shifting of teeth.
  • Needs of prosthetic treatment.

Diabetes and oral health


Diabetic people are at higher risk of developing periodontal disease, an infection of gums and underlying supporting bone. Undetected periodontal disease can lead to chewing problem, spongy bleeding gums, suppuration, bad breath and even tooth loss in advanced condition. Other oral symptoms of diabetic people are burning mouth, increased decay activity due to dry mouth, delay in healing of oral wounds. We offer comprehensive dental treatment plan for diabetic patients.

Pregnancy and oral health


Pregnancy causes lot of physiological changes in the body of female. Alteration of hormonal levels during pregnancy results in gum disease like pregnancy gingivitis, pregnancy tumor on gums. We offer special dental program for oral health of pregnant woman.

Regular follow up


It is said that every disease in the body starts from undigested food in stomach. Process of digestion starts in oral cavity with proper chewing of food and mixing it with saliva to make it easily digestible by stomach. Therefore maintenance of oral health is of utmost importance from total body health point of view. Regular dental checkups at the interval of 6 months are very important. Early intervention can definitely avoid extensive dental procedures and treatment cost of the patient. The dentist will examine your mouth to see if any dental problem present along with signs of oral diseases including cancer. With regular professional care, a positive attitude and persistence, you can become one of the millions of people who wear their smile with ease and confidence.