Sealants is a technique that – like fluoride – protects against caries. It is recommended for children and adults who are at risk of dental caries.
Chewing surfaces of the back teeth are not flat. They have small slits and holes that are difficult to clean with brushing. This is where food debris and bacteria get accumulated. To avoid tooth decay, we cover the holes and slits with composite material, smoothening the surface of the tooth and making it easier to clean.
It is well known that prevention is the best curet, but many times we do not keep this golden rule.
It all starts with a visit to the dentist. Your dentist will examine you and assess your overall health status. In particular, you will find out if and to what extent you have periodontal problems in order to implement the appropriate preventive treatment.
If necessary, we proceed to teeth cleaning, which removes plaque and tartar. This way we deal with gingivitis and prevent the development of periodontitis.
Oral hygiene is, above all, correct information. During your visit, we will give you all the necessary information and instructions to effectively care for your dental health and thus avoid complicated and costly treatments in the future.
Regular visits to the dentist (approximately every six months) ensure that any problems are addressed promptly.
We are always at your disposal for detailed information and clarifications on everything concerns your oral hygiene.
Tooth fluorosis is a preventive treatment that protects against caries.
Fluoride strengthens enamel and makes the teeth more resistant to the acids produced by dental plaque microbes.
When we neglect our oral hygiene, the oral environment becomes excessively acidic and this results in loss of calcium from the enamel. Enamel weakens and the risk of tooth decay increases. If no cavity is formed, then fluoride can also be used therapeutically.
Fluoride is mainly applied to children and adolescents preventively, but also to adults who are at increased risk of caries and hypersensitivity.
The procedure is very simple and is done with various solutions or gel. Certainly, some foods are natural fluoride sources (eg fish) and we can also use fluoride toothpastes and mouthwashes.