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Preventive Dentistry

Your teeth can and should last a lifetime. Prevention and early detection are key in avoiding costly and painful dental treatment. Prevention begins with the control of plaque and calculus, the main cause of decay and gum disease. The most important steps in maintaining oral health and preventing tooth decay are regular brushing and a balanced diet. 

“Prevention Is Better Than Cure” is the motto adapted.

Preventive Dentistry

Going for your annual teeth cleaning and checkup keeps your teeth in check and healhy. Get a free checkup and consult today at BIDC.

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Preventive Dentistry Treatments

BIDC dental clinic provides general dentistry and the full range of preventive dentistry dental care services.

  • Sealant* protect for your teeth and your child’s teeth with resin
  • Fluoride treatment to help teeth build resistance to decay
  • Caries risk assessment
  • Diet counseling
  • Preventive resin restoration
  • Oral hygiene instruction

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Oral Care for Preventive Dentistry

Proper Brushing Technique

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  • Place bristles along the gumline at a 45° angle.
  • Bristles should contact both the tooth surface and the gumline
  • use a gentle vibrating brushing back, forth & rolling motion
  • Move brush to the next group of 2-3 teeth and repeat
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  • Maintain a 45° angle with bristles contacting the tooth surface and gumline.
  • Gently brush using back, forth & rolling motion along all of the inner tooth surfaces
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  • Tilt brush vertically behind the front teeth. 
  • Make several up & down strokes using the front half of the brush.
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  • Place the brush against the biting surface of the teeth & use a gentle back & forth scrubbing motion. 
  • Brush the tongue from back to front to remove odor-producing bacteria.

Proper Flossing Technique

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  • Wind 18″ of floss around middle fingers of each hand. 
  • Pinch floss between thumbs and index fingers, leaving 1″ – 2″ length in between.
  • Use thumbs to direct floss between upper and lower teeth.
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  • Gently guide floss between the teeth by using a zig-zag motion. 
  • Do not snap the floss between your teeth.
  • Contour floss around the side of the tooth
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  • Slide floss up and down against the tooth surface and under the gumline. 
  • Floss each tooth thoroughly with a clean section of floss

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Proper Dental Care

What are proper oral hygiene instructions?

Below are the general recommendations by ADA (American Dental Association) for prevention of caries and gingivitis :

1) Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste

Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste in the main routine dental care. This will help reduce caries risks and gingival recession. The recommended brushing duration is about two minutes or thirty seconds per quadrant or about four seconds per tooth.

2) Clean between your teeth daily

Interdental teeth cleaning or cleaning between teeth may be done by flossing or the use of conventional toothbrushing technique. 

3) Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks

Eating a healthy diet in general is important for overall well-being. Reudce sugar intake and eat foods rich in calcium and macro-nutrients.

4) Visit your dentist regularly 

A visit to your dentist monitors the prevention and treatment of oral diseases. For individuals with a tendency for caries and/or gingivitis, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits. The number therefore varies for different people, but the typical recommendation is a dental check up every six months.

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Source : ada.org

How much toothpaste should I use? What happens when you use too much toothpaste?

For adults with developed teeth, having more toothpaste is not an issue and you can apply the full length to your toothbrush.

For children, however, based on Australian Dental Association, parents should look at the amount of toothpaste used to avoid dental fluorosis. Babies and children less than 18 months may not need to use toothpaste. Once your child is older, a smear of low-fluoride toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice) is recommended. Children over the age of seven can use the standard pea-size toothpaste when they brush.

Conclusion – Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry consists of general dentistry treatments meant to keep teeth and oral health. By making the effort for bi-annual dental checkup and following routine oral care,  potential dental issues can be avoided. Consultation with our dentists is complimentary, we believe it spending the time to provide patient education and care. If you are every uncertain or unclear about tooth brushing techniques or have any questions relating to dentistry, please do simply highlight this to our dentists during your dental visit. We will always try to address and answer your concerns to the best of our abilities.  

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