Good oral hygiene is essential for a healthy body. Oral Hygiene refers to the practice of keeping one's teeth and gums clean and free of disease. Following a healthy dental regime reduces the chances of occurrence of cavities, gum diseases and tooth loss to a great extent. All it takes is a good oral hygiene habit and a visit to your dentist, Dr. Pallavi Sinha, at i2m Dental every 6 months to maintain effective oral hygiene.
Use proper brushing techniques, and brush at least twice a day including brushing before going to bed.
Use proper flossing techniques to reach and clean those areas between teeth where the brush can't reach effectively.
Monitor deposits of Plaque and Tartar.
Prophylaxis dental treatment
Prophylaxis is a common term used by health care professionals. It is primarily a preventive measure of oral hygiene which focuses on the removal of dental plaque and other irritants from the oral cavity. This hygiene service is not like any ordinary tooth cleaning treatment. It is an efficient way to ensure your oral health for at least the next 6 months.
Benefits of Prophylaxis dental treatment
Tartar deposits and plaque can wreak havoc on an individual’s dental health. These pesky, crusty blankets not only ruin the aesthetic appeal of teeth but also trigger a series of oral health problems. Tartar deposits give rise to bacteria buildup, which results in bad breath, destroys enamel and promotes gum diseases.
Bad breath is a common consequence of poor oral hygiene habits and unhealthy lifestyle. It mostly happens due to rotting of improperly chewed food particles below the gum line and results in severe periodontal problems. Prophylaxis dental treatment focuses on thorough cleaning of the mouth, removal of food particles, and breath refreshment.
Unhealthy oral habits often result in yellowing and staining of teeth. Long-term discoloration of teeth can be avoided by following a healthy oral hygiene regime. Prophylaxis dental treatment eliminates this issue by removing unsightly stains and brightening of teeth.
What to expect during Prophylaxis dental treatment?
At i2mDental, experienced orthodontists use several ADA approved measures for improving the oral hygiene of patients.
X-rays are often used by health care professionals for evaluating the early-age signs of tooth-related issues like tooth decay. The radiographic examination guidelines set by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Food and Drug Administration have given clearance to X-rays for examination purposes.
After carrying out a preliminary examination with X-rays, our orthodontists will start periodontal probing for examining your gum tissues. This is primarily done to measure the depth of gum tissues and determine which areas require cleaning, flossing, and polishing.
Oral Care Recommendations
No prophylaxis dental treatment can be completed without oral care recommendations. Our dental hygienists will provide you proper guidelines for taking good care of your teeth and maintaining excellent oral hygiene.