Prevention in dental health
- Prevention in dental health
The build-up of bacterial plaque on teeth is the main cause of dental problems, such as tooth decay, gum issues and bad breath.
Our main aim is to stop that build-up.
- Preventative Programme:
To achieve that, we have to follow a preventative programme that comprises:
–Physical methods: These include the manual and electric toothbrush, dental floss and interdental brushes.
-Chemical methods: The use of mouthwashes, gels, sprays, etc., aids the physical cleaning methods in controlling bacterial plaque.
-Essential regular check-ups: these are arranged by the Platón Dental team to check on the patient’s dental health and to take measures before bone loss, gum retraction or tooth mobility have the chance to set in.
The regularity of check-ups depends on each patient, but they usually take place every 3 to 12 months.
- Prevention of gum issues
Periodontitis is one of the main causes of the loss of dental pieces in adulthood. The main cause of this disease is the build-up of dental plaque.
It has been scientifically proven that regular prevention or elimination of plaque prevents the gradual loss of supporting tooth tissue.
- Prevention of teeth issues
The preventative programme also tackles tooth decay, which is one of the most common issues in oral health.
The routine application of a gel with fluoride concentration helps to increase dental mineralisation, reducing the risk of tooth decay. It also helps to remineralise the enamel throughout our lives.
On completing the programme, our patients will enjoy their teeth for many years to come, saving themselves from subsequent issues and bother.