Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry

preventive dentistry in chennai

Prevention is better than cure

At smile and Glow we strongly believe in the old adage “Prevention is better than cure”. Most of the dental diseases are preventable. We educate our patients on proper brushing and flossing techniques, good dietary habits, caries preventive measures like fluoride treatment and pit and fissure sealing. We also give them advice on intervention of habits such as nail biting, lip biting, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting and how it affects the jaw growth and leads to malalignment of teeth. 

What are the caries preventive measures?

Caries preventive treatments are :

  • Flouride application

    Fluoride is applied in the form of gel or varnish on all the teeth and left to act for 2-3 minutes, after which it is washed off. Fluoride strengthens and protects the enamel. The procedure takes less than ten minutes. Fluoride should be applied once every 6 months upto the age of 12 years. Then your child can remain caries free for life./p>

  • Pit and fissure sealants

    The chewing surfaces of molar teeth have deep pits, fissure and grooves. Food gets trapped in these areas and cause decay. A pit and fissure sealant is a thin layer of flowable resin which is used to seal these high risk areas.  This will prevent food getting trapped and thereby prevent decay. The procedure takes just 10 minutes

Authored By : Dr. S. Hemamalathi and Dr. K. S Senthil Kumar

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