1. Oral Prophylaxis
Oral Prophylaxis is the removal of plaque, calculus, and stains from exposed and unexposed surfaces of the teeth by scaling and polishing as a preventive measure for the control of local irritants.
2. Pit & Fissure Sealants
How Do Sealants Help Prevent Decay?
Sealant material forms a protective barrier by bonding to tooth surfaces and covering natural depressions and grooves (called pits and fissures) in the teeth. More that 75 percent of dental decay begins in the pit and fissure areas of the back teeth. Combined with proper home care and regular dental visits, sealants are extremely effective in preventing tooth decay.
Dental Sealants or pit and fissure sealants, are made of a thin plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth — premolars and molars.
Dental sealants along with daily oral hygiene can keep your children’s teeth free of tooth decay.
Why to use Dental Sealants
The chewing surfaces of molars and premolars are not smooth. They have pits and fissures where the toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Dental plaque is free to grow causing tooth decay (even with good dental hygiene). Most of the cavities on a kid’s freshly erupted permanent teeth occur in these areas.
Dental caries researches have revealed that almost 84% of caries in ages 5-17 involved these pit and fissure areas.