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Modern dentistry solves the root cause of oral health problems while preventive dentistry is dedicated to avoiding it. Here, we are more concerned with uplifting oral health so that no dental woes happen or it becomes severe. The importance of preventive dental care can be emphasized by the different problems it prevents or minimizing the concerns. Common issues are-
ADA recommends two dental visits a year to avoid oral healthcare problems in the coming years. Not just check-ups, professional cleanings are also recommended to individuals with a history or risk of dental problems. Usually, the dentist will search for any signs of tooth decay or infection, or cavities. These symptoms are picked by the dentist in close observation-
Fluoride is a potent solution against teeth decay. Depending on the individual’s oral health, the dentist will recommend the right dosage of fluoride intake in your toothpaste. For the children. Fluoride varnishes would be sufficient.
Note: Children up to three years old should use a toothbrush with a fluoride level of a minimum of 1000ppm (parts per million).
3-year-old children to adults are recommended a toothpaste with fluoride strength of 1350ppm to 1500ppm of fluoride.