What Is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive Dentistry is the way of keeping mouth healthy. To keep this mouth healthy, one needs to have a healthy tooth. But two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. If these two problems are detected at an early stage, then there are chances to keep teeth for life without going for extractions.
Benefits of preventive dentistry
All people from kids to adults are benefitted from this preventive dentistry. It involves checking of teeth and gums so that no tooth decay or gum disease can affect your smile. The dentists would remove all plaques and tartar from teeth often termed as ‘scaling and polishing’ which would help to keep your gum and teeth healthy. Even after brushing properly this plaque forms constantly on teeth which could only be removed through inter-dental brushes or by flossing. A preventive dentist would provide the guidance regarding diet and of any habits like smoking and drinking which would affect the teeth in the long run. Guidance would also be provided for the best oral care products by making sure that fillings remain in best conditions. Recommendation involves in strengthening of tooth so that it does not crack or break. Also the dentist would guide regarding the resistance of tooth decay by recommending the right kind of toothpaste. Toothpaste contains fluoride and right level of fluoride helps prevention of decay. Not only toothpastes for whitening of teeth are to be used but also mouthwashes containing anti-bacterial ingredients or soft to medium bristles and tests reveal that oscillatory electric and power toothbrushes help removing plaque from teeth. Only a preventive dentistry can guide you your best suitable needs. .