- Professional teeth examination, the specialist consultation about write oral hygiene.
- Professional teeth cleaning (scaling and airflow cleaning).
- Fissure sealant to prevent fissure and occlusial surface caries.
- Preventive fluoride application.
Preventive dentistry is the general term for dental care-related procedures or treatments that are meant to prevent the oral health problems.
Preventive dentistry involves any dental procedures to preserve oral hard tissues (teeth) and soft tissues (gums) in good health. In common preventive dentistry include regular checkups, regular cleanings, fluoride treatment and fissure sealants.
At a regular check up your dentist will search for signs of dental disease (like cavities and gingivitis) but can also search for risk factors which may lead to dental disease. For example, a dry mouth puts you at higher risk of getting cavities. The deep fissures in molars and premolars will lead to caries.
You can practice preventive dentistry on yourself by adopting these healthy habits: Always remember to brush your teeth twice a day, floss between teeth once a day, and eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. This will help ensure a beautiful smile for a lifetime.