Preventive treatment is mainly aimed at preventing dental carries as early as possible, especially for the first permanent teeth, which normally occur when children reach 6 years old. These treatments include Scaling or Cleaning, Pit and Fissure Sealants, and Fluor Applications.
Scaling or Cleaning
Scaling is a process to clean the tooth surface from stain, debris and calculus. Calculus is basically a hard mass located on the tooth surface near the gum. It is formed by a minevali, zatium and calcification process of plague that cannot be cleaned by tooth brushing or eating alone. Scaling or cleaning treatment is recommended every 6 months.
Pit and Fissure Sealants Treatment
This treatment is designed to preserve and prolong the life of teeth through the prevention of dental decay. Sealants are applied topically only to certain areas of individual teeth. Pit and fissure sealants are materials that cover the pits and fissures of the chewing surface of the back teeth.
Fluoride is used to prevent or reduce dental decay on all teeth and its is equally effective on primary as well as permanent teeth. This material is designed to preserve and prolong the life of teeth through the prevention of dental decay.