At our office we help you keep and maintain good oral health care in the
exam-to assist you in maximizing your dental health
cleaning-This latest method is used to gently remove deposits, such as
tartar and stain from your teeth and is often more effective than hand
scaling. This new technology uses a wand with a scaling tip that produces
a soft vibration and since it has a thinner scaling tip it can access deeper
around the gums for a through cleaning. Ultrasonic cleaning is so gentle
that is does not remove as much tooth substance as when using hand instruments
on the root surfaces. The ultrasonic is kept cool by an equally gentle
water spray which is easily controlled by suction devices and to help flush out
the deposits from around the gums. This method helps clean your teeth with
out the scrapping noise or harsh taste of grit! So sit back and have your mouth
treated to the newest way to get your teeth cleaner.
Polishing is "polishing" the crown portions of your
fluoride is applied after "cleaning" to help strengthen and
remineralize the surfaces of your teeth
and reviewing these techniques are important to your dental health. We
also have a variety of visual and written materials available for you about
Water Piks-are water
irrigations devices that can be useful in cleaning trapped
debris in-between your teeth but they can not be used as a
substitute for tooth brushing and/or flossing. They
are effective around orthodontic braces to reach areas a
toothbrush cannot reach. Solutions containing
antibacterial agents like Chlorhexidine can be added to the
reservoir to help fight gum disease.
Avoid snacking on sugary
foods-eat fruits and vegetables and sugar-free
cereals and crackers instead.
Before bed, rub
toothpaste containing fluoride along the gum
line and leave it to soak into the gum line
while sleeping to ensure teeth get the
fluoride they need.
Tooth Mousse- or
is a water based, sugar free crème containing
Recaldent® CPP-ACP (Caesin Phosphopeptide –
Amorphous Calcium Phosphate). This topical paste will
provide extra protection for teeth.
When CPP-ACP is applied to the tooth
surfaces, it binds to biofilms, plaque, bacteria,
hydroxyapatite and surrounding soft tissue localizing
bio-available calcium and phosphate. Saliva will also
enhance the effectiveness of CPP-ACP and the flavour of the
tooth mousse will help to stimulate saliva flow. The
longer CPP-ACP is maintained in the mouth, the more
effective the result.
|used to provide protection for teeth
|to help neutralize an acidic oral
|can be applied immediately
following bleaching, after ultrasonic, hand scaling or
root planing, after removal of orthodontic brackets,
following professional tooth cleaning (P.T.C), after
application of topical fluoride and also to provide a
topical coating for those suffering from erosion, caries
and conditions arising from xerostomia.
Status Of Caries Prevention
prevention can occur for us all through the use of some or all
of the following measures:
Good and regular tooth
brushing for 2-3 minutes especially after eating and
before bedtime with a soft brush.
Flossing and using a
Waterpik hydroflosser to remove bacteria and debris.
A diet low in fermentable
carbohydrates like sugar, candy and/or soft drinks.
Eat sugar with meals, drink pop through a straw. Reduce
intake of sugary foods for snacks.
Application of sealants
to prevent cavities in pits and fissures while the enamel is
in water supplies, in supplements, applied topically and as a
varnish for preschool children.
Daily use of a fluoride
toothpaste reduces the incidence of caries by 30% to
Fluoride rinses and gels can
provide additional benefit such as for orthodontic
or head and neck cancer
patients and help preventing cavities and sensitivity.
See your dentist
twice a year.
and Hydrogen Peroxide: The Effect on the Growth of Streptococcus
This in vitro experiment studied the effects of
sodium bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide on the cariogenic
bacteria Streptococcus mutans through analysis with a
spectrophotometer.: The growth of S.
mutans was analyzed using seven different environments.
Results showed bacterial growth was prevented by sodium
bicarbonate, hydrogen peroxide, and the combination of sodium
bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide. There was no significant
difference among the effects of hydrogen peroxide, sodium
bicarbonate, or the sodium bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide
combination, as measured by optical density. The hydrogen
peroxide, sodium bicarbonate, and the sodium bicarbonate and
hydrogen peroxide combination prevented bacterial growth of S.
mutans. The results show that products containing these
agents have the ability to stop the growth of S. mutans.
Products containing sodium bicarbonate and/or hydrogen peroxide
may be useful to caries- prone patients.
Author(s): Kelly J Silhacek RDH, BS ;
Kristin R Taake RDH, BS Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene
Volume: 79 Number: 4 Page: 7
Publisher: American Dental Hygienists' Association
Compendium, Vol. 21, No 10A, Cot
Surgeon General's Report states:
Employed adults lose more than 164 million work hours annually due to dental
February 06, 2008
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