Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping one’s mouth clean and free of disease and other problems (e.g. bad breath) by regular brushing of the teeth (dental hygiene) and cleaning between the teeth. It is important that oral hygiene be carried out on a regular basis to enable prevention of dental disease and bad breath.
Cosmetic Dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth and smile. However, cosmetic dentistry may also provide restorative benefits. For example, dental fillings are a common procedure used to treat decayed teeth, which is a part of cosmetic dentistry.
Fluoride varnish is a dental treatment that can help prevent tooth decay, slow it down, or stop it from getting worse. Fluoride varnish is made with fluoride, a mineral that can strengthen tooth enamel (outer coating on teeth).
A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay.
Oral Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) is part of Oral Hygiene and involves the removal of Dental Plaque from Teeth with the intention of preventing Dental Caries (Cavities), Gingivitis, and Periodontal Disease. People routinely clean their own teeth by Brushing and Interdental Cleaning. However, teeth cleaning by a Dentist remove Tartar (Mineralized Plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach in routine tooth brushing. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated.
On your first visit to our clinic, your chief complaint will be attended to by our doctors. With the help of x-rays, accurate diagnosis is arrived at. A six monthly comprehensive dental check up is recommended by the American Dental Association.
Dental X-ray examinations provide valuable information that a dentist could not collect just by clinical examination. With the help of radiographs (X-rays), a dentist can look at what is happening beneath the visible oral tissues. X-rays pose a far smaller risk than many undetected and untreated dental problems. The schedule for needing radiographs at recall visits varies according to your age, risk for disease and signs and symptoms. Children may need X-rays more often than adults. This is because their teeth and jaws are still developing, making them more likely to be affected by tooth decay than adults.