Poor oral health is one of the most common health conditions of childhood. Oral Prophylaxis is a dental procedure comprising of cleaning of the teeth surfaces, removal of tartar and plaque below the gums and root cleaning. It a routine preventive dental procedure carried out for proper maintenance of oral hygiene. Oral prophylaxis carried out every 6 months that is twice a year. Patients with high risk of dental diseases would require frequent visits. The dentist may advise prophylaxis appointment ever 3-4 months.
What Happens During Oral Prophylaxis?
During an oral prophylaxis appointment, the dentists uses non-invasive dental equipment such as ultrasonic scalers that used to remove the plaque and calculus. The dentist then polishes the tooth surfaces for a smooth finish with the help of glycerine and hydrogen peroxide. Oral prophylaxis or scaling done to detect dental problems which unnoticed at an early stage. The dentist while performing scaling comes across minor cavities, pits, gum diseases or any oral dental lesion. This helps the dentist to diagnose these problems at an early stage.
During an oral prophylaxis, the dentist uses non-invasive dental equipment’s. Ultrasonic scalers or hand scalers, curates are used to remove the plaque and calculus from the teeth surfaces and beneath the gums. The dentist then polishes the tooth surfaces for a clean and smooth finish. Glycerin and hydrogen peroxide are used for smoothening the rough surfaces after scaling.
In case of children, fluoride application or sealants are used to prevent tooth decay. Dental cleaning is the only pain free procedure in dental field.
Oral prophylaxis can be carried out at home with the dentist’s instructions. At home; flossing, interdental brushing, use of antiseptic mouthwashes can done to maintain healthy teeth and gum conditions. Correct techniques for flossing and brushing should made understood to the patient for regular maintenance of teeth and gums. Brushing twice a day highly recommended both for adults as well as children.
Correct Way of Brushing to Keep Teeth Cleaning:
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