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Dental Cleanings

Dental cleanings are done to clear bacteria from teeth surface and under the gum-line. There are two different types of professional dental cleaning namely standard cleaning and periodontal cleaning. The standard cleaning procedure is also called dental prophylaxis. Patients who have a healthy mouth and no bone loss and are free from periodontal disease or any other form of dental infection can undergo dental prophylaxis The standard cleaning procedure normally includes removal of plaque and tarter from the surface of teeth.

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Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal disease is one of the serious oral health problems that can lead to tooth loss. It is caused primarily by bacterial accumulation around the base of teeth crown. When a patient has periodontal disease, gum surgery or root planning may be performed. Periodontal maintenance is the routine cleaning that is recommended after the gum disease treatment. This is done in order to suppress the activities of bacteria and keep periodontal health under check. The supragingival and subgingival areas are prone to bacterial attack. Plaque and tarter is cleared from these regions and teeth are polished. Though both standard cleaning and periodontal maintenance can be performed during a single visit the types of instruments used, the skills of the team and the purpose of the two procedures stand unique.

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Dental Sealants

Preventing tooth decay is one of the primary goals of every dentist. In children, when the baby teeth fall out and the permanent ones erupt, it is truly challenging to protect these new set of teeth from bacteria. The back teeth are often subject to bacterial invasion. The surface of back teeth has fissures and crevices which can accommodate food particles and invite bacteria. Dentists use dental sealants to cover the biting surfaces of back teeth. Placement of dental sealants can be complete in a single visit and does not require injections. The teeth are prepared and the synthetic material is placed in planned position. The sealant can last for about 3-5 years. Childrenshould visit the dentist once in 6 months for a routine check-up and cleaning. During this visit dental sealants are checked.

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Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride can strengthen enamel layer of teeth and prevent tooth decay. This is one of the reasons why most of our toothpastes and over-the-counter dental rinses contain fluoride. Fluoride is also available through community water supply in most of the states in the US. Topical application of fluoride is one the measures followed by dental professionals to prevent dental infection. The application helps in reducing demineralization by strengthening enamel layer of teeth.

The topical application of fluoride may be recommended when patients experience tooth sensitivity. This process can reduce tooth sensitivity and protect the teeth from bacterial invasion as well.

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Digital X-Rays

With the developments in technologies used for diagnosing dental problems, X-rays have turned more advanced and effective. Through digital X-rays getting the hard tissues of the oral cavity examined is now much easier than it was in the yester years. Digital X-rays help dentists quickly get the status of these hard tissues. As a result, dental infection can be identified when it is in the early stages. Dentists can also let patients understand the condition of their oral health using the computer generated images of their oral cavity. The frequency of the radiograph used for digital X-rays is much less today. Hence the examination procedure has turned out to be more safe and effective. Dentists make a note of patient’s medical history before recommending digital X-rays.

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