DENTAL HYGIENE PROPHYLAXIS
Commonly referred to as a “cleaning,” there are three types available: scaling, scaling and root debridement, or periodontal maintenance. A patient’s oral health status informs what dental hygiene treatment is selected. For reference, scaling is a basic dental hygiene visit typically for healthy individuals who receive routine dental care. Root debridement, commonly referred to as a “deep cleaning," aims to combat gum disease (i.e., bone loss) by removing deposits further below the gumline and may be needed if several appointments have been missed. Periodontal maintenance is the kind of dental hygiene visit that happens after a deep cleaning to maintain health.
Topical fluoride can be applied to teeth to strengthen tooth structure, as well as reduce tooth sensitivity and risk of cavities. Not for those with allergies to peanuts or tree nuts.
SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE
This liquid topical medicament can be applied conservatively to cavities to arrest decay and make teeth less sensitive.
Trays can be created for delivery of fluoride and used for lightening agents. Lightening of the natural dentition is cosmetic, while fluoride application is for disease prevention.
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