moto at cosmodent is “prevention is
better than cure”.
Fluorides can help your tooth’s enamel to
turn into a super enamel which can resist all erosive forces. It is one of the
best preventive treatment available for kids.
the incorporation of fluoride into the tooth enamel allows the tooth to be more
resistant to demineralization by acid and ensuing tooth decay?.
Normally our teeth have a material called
hydroxyapatite which is a little pron for erosion under the influence of some
acids and other chemicals. Once this hydroxyapatite come in contact with
fluoride it changes into fluorohydroxyapatite which is a strong material.
How to get fluorides come in contact with the
Well there are two ways to make the
fluoride available for the tooth.
- Systemic Fluoride: - These circulate through the bloodstream and are
incorporated into developing teeth.
- Topical application: - These are placed directly on the teeth by a
dentist or by patients themself
we apply fluoride onto the tooth?
- Foam: Fluoride in the
form of foam is sprayed onto a special tray and placed in the mouth for 10-15
- Fluoride paste:
Application of prophylactic (or
preventive) pastes are applied after plaque removal which helps in replenishing
lost fluoride in high concentration
Single tufted brushes are used to paint on fluoride varnish on to sensitive
areas of teeth or areas prone to caries such as the joints between the
teeth (proximal surfaces’) which are
more prone to dental decay
in Applying the fluoride varnish
- Dry child’s teeth
- Apply a thin layer of the fluoride varnish
surfaces of the teeth
- Once it is applied, the fluoride varnish
quickly with contact of the saliva
- Repeat the fluoride
varnish application every
- 3 – 6 months as necessary
of fluoride application.
- Prevention of dental
- Prevent erosion of
enamel (the first layer of tooth).
- Increase the strength
- Decrease any
sensitivity of tooth.
Applying dental fluoride
onto the baby teeth will help them to have a good future
Prevention is always
better than cure.
That’s why you have an option called pits and fissure sealant
What are Pits and Fissures?
Pits and fissures are
the deep grooves that make up the
chewing surfaces of your teeth. These grooves are found on both your premolars
and molars, though a pit and fissure cavity is usually deeper on the molars
than on the premolars.
What is pits and fissure sealant?
To prevent the development of dental decay at cosmodent our
pedodontist will suggest you pits and fissure sealant.
Dental sealants (also termed pit and fissure
sealants, or simply fissure sealants) are a dental treatment intended to
prevent tooth decay. Teeth have recesses on their biting surfaces; the back
teeth have fissures (grooves) and some front teeth have cingulum pits