“Prevention is better than treating” Desiderius Erasmus </ em>

The essence of each dental treatment, regardless of its complexity or simplicity, is PROFILAXIA, because only this way can prevent imbalance and, implicitly, disease prevention.

It is defined as the totality of actions a person does to cleanse the oral cavity.

Bacteria form in the mouth every time we eat or drink and, despite the fact that we regularly brush our teeth and use hygiene, some of them persist. Carrying out periodic scaling is fundamental to keep teeth away from the negative effects of bacterial plaque and tartar. They irritate the gums by causing their bleeding to brush or touching harder foods, masking some cavities, and also representing a reservoir of bacteria and toxins in the first phase for neighboring areas and for the whole organism. So the scratch is not harmful, the only which could be detrimental to the teeth’s health by being delayed. Tasting accumulated in increasing amounts causes the gum to retract and root out (periodontitis), so this minimally invasive dental hygiene procedure should be performed periodically, following the recommendations of the specialist doctor
Air Flow is a device used in dental profiling, stain removal, biofilm (dental plaque) and tartar using air jet action combined with water and sodium bicarbonate microparticles. As a rule, the AirFlow technique is used after ultrasonic scaling. During the treatment with AirFlow, a controlled air jet, water and sodium bicarbonate microparticles are projected onto the entire surface of the teeth, more precisely between the teeth and the base of the tooth or in areas hard to (dents, dental implants, orthodontic appliances, etc.). Therefore, all pigment spots and any trace of the dental plaque disappear almost entirely, including from the spaces in Advantages: Contribute to the prevention of periodontal diseases, Remove the bacterial plaque and stains, contributing to the natural enamel is non-invasive, the enamel is not affected.It seeks to maintain and sanitize dental implants or bridges, crowns, etc.

It consists of two distinct parts

* effective cleansing of the entire oral cavity through


* adapting nutrition and eliminating vicious habits that can cause dental impairment

The main methods of prophylaxis are:

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  • Oral hygiene </ li>
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    Oral hygiene is the most important method of prophylaxis. The dental plaque accumulates on the teeth surface after each meal. If it is not removed by active brushing, it will calcify by turning it into dental plaque.Moreover, if carbohydrate foods are left too much in contact with teeth, the amount of dental plaque will also increase.

    The main objective of oral hygiene is to remove the dental plaque from the surface of the teeth and prevent it from being deposited.

    A correct oral hygiene involves a regular and correct dental brushing (minimum 2 times a day), the use of dental floss and mouthwash.

    • Regular Regular Controls </ li>
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      Regular controls are very important for maintaining oral health. Many oral conditions evolve without pain especially during the initial stages; so patients are not aware of their appearance until they have already progressed significantly.During the periodic check, the dentist can detect incipient cavities that the patient is not yet alert or may find initial signs of a gum disease.

      Also, some dental work or existing restorations may require repairs or reconditioning. The physician will also assess the health of oral tissues. As a general rule, the more the disease is discovered earlier, the easier it is to treat.

      Periodic checks should be performed at least twice a year and more often if the clinical situation requires it.

      • Scaling </ li>
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        Sharing </ em> is the process of removing dental plaque and dental plaque using hand tools or specific sonic </ em> or ultrasonic </ em> scavengers.Dental plaque is the main cause of gingivitis and dental caries, and tartar is a form of dental plaque that is also so bad for gums and dental structures. The purpose of scratching is to remove tartar and dental plaque.

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        It is important to remove both supragingival and subgingival plaque. Ultrasonic scrubbers ensure a very efficient cleaning of the tartar and dental plaque.

        • Professional Brushing </ li>
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          Professional brushing has the purpose of removing the dental plaque that remains after scaling, as well as the various stains or stains on the surface of the teeth. Professional brushing is done by the dentist with mechanical tools.The paste with which professional brushing is performed has a rich content of fluoride, being applied to the surface of the teeth by means of rubber cups attached to the micromotor.

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          It is good to resort to professional brushing at least twice a year (usually during regular checks). Professional brushing is very effective in removing plaque but should be accompanied by regular oral hygiene.

          • Seal and seal seals </ li>
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            This method prevents the stagnation of the microbes and the dental plaque in the trenches and fossils of the molars and premolars, thus preventing the appearance of caries at this level.Slings and fossils are a favorite place where the plate can form and accumulate because it is difficult to sanitize. Sealing involves the application of fluid composite materials inside the trenches and fossils which after curing will “close” these spaces.

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            Sealing is done on children’s molars and premolars immediately after they erupt. We remind you that the definitive molars 1 to 6 years old, the molars 2, the definitive eruptions at 12, the molars 3 (or the mind) after 18 years, and the definitive premolars between 10 and 12 years.

            Adults can benefit from sealing if this has not been done before. Sealing materials wear out in a few years; Consequently, constant monitoring is needed to replace them if necessary.

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            • Incipient caries detection and treatment </ li>
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              It is an effective method of prophylaxis because it prevents caries and complications. Small currencies are easier and cheaper to deal with. Once complications arise due to caries evolution, treatment is both more complicated and much more expensive.

              • Diet Changes </ li>
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                Foods rich in carbohydrates (or sugars) are the source of consumption for bacteria in the dental plaque. Frequency of sugar consumption is more important than the total amount consumed.Therefore, it is advisable to reduce the consumption of sweets between meals as they create a continuous nutritional reserve for bacteria in the oral cavity.

                In addition, a diet low in calcium increases the chances of developing periodontal disease and joint disorders.

                • Fluorine and fluoridation </ li>
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                  Fluoride is a mineral that helps enamel enamel, making it more resistant to caries.

                            SanaDent doctors will help you to get acquainted, understand and learn these methods of dental prophylaxis for:

                              ” Care is absolute, prevention is the ideal” Cristopher Howson