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Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is one of the most crucial practices a common man should incorporate in his daily life. It is the practice of taking proper care of your teeth to keep several issues like gum disease, cavities, enamel wear at bay. There are various forms of preventive dentistry, like dental cleanings and daily brushing. One of the main ask of this method is a regular visit to the dentist. This will not only ensure that your dental health is maintained but also help you stay up-to-date with the issues you might have. The practices in preventive dentistry are effectively designed to help you get clean, white, and strong teeth.

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Oral Cancer Diagnosis

During a clinical consultation, the doctor will examine the entire region of the head and neck, paying special attention to those with any changes. This Oral Cancer Diagnosis test will include palpation of the neck lymph nodes to detect any signs of cancer. In Laryngoscopy and Indirect Pharyngoscopy, the doctor uses small mirrors placed at the back of the mouth to visualize the throat, the base of the tongue, and part of the larynx. In Laryngoscopy and Direct Pharyngoscopy, the doctor inserts a flexible fibre optic endoscope through the mouth or nose to evaluate some areas that cannot be easily observed with the indirect exam.

PIT & Fisher Sealant

Pit and fisher sealants is one of the most used dental treatments in paediatric dentistry, as it is a very effective method to prevent the appearance of caries. Fisher sealing is used as a preventive measure against tooth decay. The treatment consists of placing a thin film of resin in the pit and fisher of the occlusal surfaces of the molars which will act as a protective barrier to prevent food debris and dental plaque from sticking in the fisher and tooth grooves. Thus, pit and fisher sealant has two mainly preventive effects - Act as a physical barrier, and Facilitate cleaning during tooth brushing.

Fluoride Application

Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds strong teeth and prevents cavities. It’s been an essential oral health treatment for decades. Fluoride supports healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums. Tooth enamel is the outer protective layer of each tooth. Dentists provide professional fluoride treatments in the form of a highly concentrated rinse, foam, gel, or varnish. The treatment may be applied with a swab, brush, tray, or mouthwash. These treatments have much more fluoride than what’s in your water or toothpaste. They only take a few minutes to apply. You may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes after the treatment so the fluoride can fully absorb.

Oral Cancer Screening

Soft tissue depletion can give an older and aged look. In most cases, fillers alone can give a significant rejuvenation to a tired looking face. Fillers can be used to reduce wrinkles and folds (smile fold; marionette lines; lip lines) and provide volume enhancement (thin lips; tear trough; hollow cheek; receding chin; droopy brow; flat nose).Fillers are derived from natural sources (Hyaluronic Acid), synthetic sources (chemicals), ground substances (animal collagen), or own fat tissue transfer (live cells). There are various products available in the market but the most commonly used are Hyaluronic Acid fillers and fat fill.Fillers have the advantage of having no down time and minimal pain.

Diagnodent Screening for Caries

The diagnodent pen will show you where the decay lies. It works quickly and reliably. The laser fluorescence detector within the Diagnodent pen is a precise method for identifying fissure caries, proximal caries and periodontitis. Sub surface caries lesion can be extremely difficult to detect using an explorer, and the diagnodent offers a perfect adjunct to the diagnostic arsenal. It is especially useful for pit and fissure areas -even when the outer tooth surface seems to be intact.

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