Dental Cleaning and Treatments
We all want to have our teeth intact by the time we reach an elderly age, however there are numerous reasons why we find ourselves visiting the dentist seeking various types of dental cleaning and treatment options. Let’s explore some of the various ways of preventing and managing dental health and the possible solutions that one can use when faced with the various dental conditions.
Dental cleaning and preventing is one of the most basic way of managing oral health,some of the practices that should be used in cleaning and preventing include the admission of dental exams, cleaning, x-rays, sealants, and fluoride.
Dental Cleanings and Dental Examinations
Dental examination necessitates a thorough examination and dental cleaning of your teeth as well as checking teeth for any signs of cavities, gingivitis, or gum disease. Dental cleaning includes the use of an electric, ultrasonic instrument, or a manual scaling tool which helps aid in removing any elements of tartar on your teeth, as well as plaque.
Dental X-rays are the best way of ensuring that you are preventing you teeth from the common dental problems as well as a diagnostic measure and immediately needing to seek treatment. Most dentists recommend X-rays because radiographs are highly detailed and show extensive information ranging from inside the tooth, and the tissues that hold the teeth in place. There are two types of X-rays that one can have experience with, which are the intra-oral X-ray that is used to access information on the inside of the mouth and the extra-oral X-ray which gives the details of the outside of the mouth. An X-ray can also easily diagnose cavities and detect other dental issues one may not be able to see with the naked eye.
Dental Cleaning and the use of Sealants
Besides traditional and routine dental cleaning treatments, the use of Sealants is also another way of preventing the chewing surface of the permanent molars from bacteria, decay,or cavities. The sealants are made of a plastic material that is normally placed on the chewing surface of molars and are known to protect the ridged surface.
Fluoride unlike sealant is used on smooth surfaces of the teeth and it is a preventive element for tooth decay and bacteria. Fluoride can be found in food and water.
Home dental care is one of the most cost effective way of taking care of ones dental needs. There are several home remedies that one can use to prevent tooth decay.Including replacing your toothbrush every three months.
An individual is encouraged to floss at least twice a day so as to ensure that they have removed the food trapped between the teeth. Proper flossing entails sliding the floss between your teeth gently with the help of the index and thumb fingers. Once in the floss is in place, move the floss in a c-shaped motion while continue to move it up and down. Flossing is highly recommended once finished with brushing your teeth thoroughly.
We highly encourage our patients to consume Vitamin D rich foods such as dairy products including milk and eggs. Calcium and Vitamin D together have the ability to strengthen your teeth.
Dental care is an art that individuals are encouraged to learn well and utilize regularly. For more information on dental cleanings and routine dental maintenance plans, call our office today at (212) 995-8930.