Cleaning and Prevention
Professional Dental Cleaning and Polishing
Early detection and preventive treatment are the key to avoiding tooth decay and gum disease. Many expensive dental treatments can be prevented by following good oral hygiene habits at home and regular teeth cleaning and check-ups. Main source of decay and gum problems are the bacteria which sticks to the surface of your teeth with the help of a colourless layer called plaque. Prevention starts with controlling plaque(bio-film) and tartar(calculus) deposits on your teeth.
Regular dental cleanings are a crucial part of preventive dental care. By removing plaque and tartar, your oral health is enhanced and your risk of gingivitis and periodontal diseases are reduced. We use disclosing agents to identify plaque. Then manual instruments are used to remove moderate plaque and tartar build-up, or an ultrasonic device to scale away heavier build-up. The cleaning is finished with polishing, a pleasant procedure that cleans the surface of teeth, removes stains, and leaves the mouth feeling clean and refreshed.
What are the benefits of Fluoride?
Tooth decay is caused by the acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to such acid attacks. It also reverses early decay. In children fluoride become incorporated in the permanent tooth making them more resistant to decay. Fluoride also speed the process of remieralization of tooth and disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of both adults and children.
How is fluoride applied?
Fluoride can be applied to the teeth as a gel, foam, or varnish. These treatments contain a much higher level of fluoride than the amount found in mouthwashes and toothpastes. Gels are painted on the teeth or put in a mouthguard and applied to the teeth. Foams are put into a mouthguard, which is applied to the teeth for 1 – 4 minutes. Varnishes are painted on the teeth.
Are there any risks?
Children who swallow too much fluoride over long periods of time can develop fluorosis, which appear as white spots on their teeth. However, the risk of developing white spots as a result of professional fluoride application is very small.
The permanent molar teeth are considered to be the most susceptible to tooth decay due to anatomy of the chewing surface. The chewing surface of molars have numerous pits and fissures which entrap food and help the plaque bacteria to grow making them vulnerable to decay. Sealants are used to prevent decay in such susceptible teeth. Sealants are plastics which are painted on the chewing surfaces of molar teeth. They form a protective coating over the enamel of each tooth by sealing out plaque and food which cause decay.
Tooth rejuvenation programme
TRC (Tooth Rejuvenation Centers) are a network of certified Dental Clinics across the country practicing Tooth Rejuvenation Program based on the principles of Minimum intervention Dentistry. Tooth Rejuvenation Centers & clinicians are selected, trained and monitored by GC.
Tooth Rejuvenation Programme is a holistic and personalized oral health programme designed to identify, prevent and restore the oral health. To learn more about you and your oral health TRP identifies and assesses your age, diet, dental history, family history, risk factors for developing dental diseases and many other factors and prepares an oral health profile.
TRP use saliva as one of the important diagnostic tool. Saliva diagnostic tests compile your overall assessment results for saliva, plaque, diet, fluoride and other factors for better oral health. All this information’s are recorded in a Risk Assessment Sheet and categorize each individual as High risk, Medium risk and Low risk.
Based on the severity of the condition a personal prevention plan can be developed for you. We then correct your existing oral health problems through minimum intervention and less painful dental procedures. We also advice the prevention procedure to keep you free from repeated occurrence of dental decay and other oral health diseases.
Minimal Invasive Dentistry / Microdentistry
The goal of Minimal Invasive Dentistry is to preserve as much healthy tooth as possible. Recent innovations in Dentistry have taken patient care and treatment procedures to an advanced level. With these advances in technology, invasive treatments have diminished and have been replaced with minimal, gentle and simple procedures. Using these techniques, we can now reverse small cavities using specialized pastes and rinses that grow back enamel and reverse the cavity formation, eliminating the need to drill and fill.
At Smileoracles, we use latest scientific techniques to help preserve tooth structure without overuse of “drilling and filling” and other invasive measures. We no longer have to grind teeth for restorative crowns, instead we use conservative gold or porcelain fillings (inlay and onlays) to restore and strengthen your teeth. With these advanced techniques you can now say No to crowns and Yes to inlays and onlays. Instead of the conventional veneers, we now use “No Prep” veneers to completely transform your smile without the need for numbing or drilling the teeth.
Minimal invasive dentistry techniques include:
- Early caries detection
- Tooth implants
- Tooth re-contouring
- Micro-abrasion and Air abrasion
- Inlays and Onlays
- No Prep veneers
- Bite splints