A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Dental prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches.
Fluoride is a great way to help keep your teeth strong and healthy. Most of us get our fluoride from toothpaste and mouthwash. While fluoride can be helpful in maintaining a healthy mouth, it is important to not use too much fluoride, as that can cause tooth discoloration and other side effects.
Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. The sealants are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often.