It has long been known that prevention is better than cure, which is why prevention is so important. Thanks to it, we can prevent the occurrence of a problem or delay its development by implementing appropriate treatment immediately. Human health is the well-being of the entire organism, so sick teeth and gums – that’s a sick person.
Prevention is all the action taken to prevent disease. The most common dental disease is tooth decay. It is caused by bacteria and is easily contracted even from family members.
What can we do to best protect our teeth from decay?
Above all, it is important to remember to eat a complete diet. Our diet should be rich in products full of micronutrients, calcium and vitamins, especially Vitamin C and D3 and coenzyme Q10. Equally important is good oral hygiene, regular check-ups with the dentist and dental hygienist. It is also advisable to avoid stress and eliminate addictions – especially smoking.
Sealing is a quick and very simple method of protecting permanent teeth in children (molars and premolars). Permanent teeth appear around the age of six and are initially not fully mineralised and are very susceptible to decay Sealing with a special fluoride varnish will ensure that the teeth safely pass through the mineralisation period and the young person will be cavity-free in later life.
Scaling is the professional cleaning of the tooth surface from deposit and tartar with a special ultrasonic tip and polishing with a polishing paste. In the case of deeper-seated particles, sandblasting is necessary, especially in patients who drink coffee and tea or smoke cigarettes. After the hygiene treatment, the hygienist carries out fluoridation, which replenishes the tooth structure with fluoride.
Rooth planning – deep scaling, necessary in situations where tartar builds up in the gum pockets and causes not only inflammation of the gums, but also of the bone holding the teeth and can cause tooth loosening and loss.
Varnishing is a prophylactic treatment involving the coating of teeth with fluoride varnish. It is safe, pleasant for the patient and completely painless. Varnishing is recommended primarily for children and adolescents as caries prophylaxis, but also for adult patients after hygienization, with a high susceptibility to caries and with the use of orthodontic appliances.
Hygiene treatments are necessary before treatment:
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