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PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

WHAT IS IT?

Part of the society sees dentistry as the branch of health care focused on solving problems. In many cases, the dentist is only seen when a tooth hurts, when we see a dark spot on a tooth that we associate with cavities or when the teeth move.

However, the prevention part in dentistry should be the most important part. If we go to the dentist twice a year to undergo a dental examination we will reduce the rate of tooth decay and / or tooth loss.

During these follow-up visits, low-radiation x-rays are taken to assess the health of the teeth, assessing the need for oral hygiene or fluoride application.

In the case of finding cavities, the caries must be cleaned and the tooth reconstructed.

TYPES
  • Preventive dentistry
  • Radiological dental examination
  • Sealings (caries cleaning)
  • Prophylaxis (dental hygiene)
  • Fluoride varnish
WHEN
  • I have not been to the dentist for more than 6 months
  • I have not had an oral prophylaxis for more than 1 year
  • I have dark spots on my teeth
  • I have food left in between my teeth
FAQ

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GO TO THE DENTIST?

A minimum of 2 visits to your dentist are recommended to prevent caries and gum diseases.

IS IT BAD TO HAVE DENTAL CLEANINGS DONE FREQUENTLY?

The number of dental cleanings that are needed depends on the susceptibility of the patient to have periodontal disease.

IS FLUORIDE TOXIC?

With adequate proportions and quantities, fluoride is not toxic and protects the enamel.

IS EVERY BLACK SPOT IN THE TEETH A CAVITY?

Not every dark spot is a cavity, it can be some staining or other non cariogenic lesions.