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All That You Wanted To Know About Oral Prophylaxis

It was when you had your previous Dental Cleaning or Oral Prophylaxis done????

If you are thinking so much, probably it’s the time to get an appointment…..

Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital is far ahead in providing all modern modes of dental treatments.

We have valuable and skillful dentists to fulfill all your dental needs.

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What Is Prophylaxis?

Prophylaxis in general means  Measures taken to prevent the disease from occurring. Dental prophylaxis in whole means routine dental checkup one should undergo once in every 6 months. Dental checkup would be like oral examination by the dentist, radiographic investigation if required, oral prophylaxis, dental fillings, and other special treatment options depending on the individual needs.

We perform an oral prophylaxis  to thoroughly clean the teeth, using ultrasonic scalers food deposits, debris, stains, and calculus. In other words, we removed using , which can’t be removed by regular tooth brushing. The calculus minimisesis mineralized or calcified food debris.

Regular oral prophylaxis significantly prevents gum infections, tooth decay, and other dental problems. Bleeding gums, swollen gums, bad odor, stains are must conditions to undergo oral prophylaxis.

It is a painless procedure but may experience a mild sensitivity post-operatively as the scaler uses ultrasonic vibrations. We do not remove or damage the tooth ; the  enamel or dentin layer) surface is removed or damaged. No gaps are created between teeth. Polishing is performed after scaling when needed.

In addition to professional management, it is necessary to maintain good oral hygiene using proper brushing technique, other recommended oral hygiene aids like mouth wash, dental floss, interdental brushes and so on. Brushing twice a day adds credits to your Oral health. The habit of rinsing your mouth after each meal adds the cherry on top of your oral care regimen. We advise fluoridated toothpaste for grown-ups to prevent decay, and recommend that  children below 8 years of age should be supervised by parents while brushing. Non-Fluoridated toothpaste is recommended for children below 3 years.


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