The heart of our practice ist the Tooth-brushing school
- Brushing the teeth is important as of the first tooth. Using disclosing techniques make deposits visible. Afterward we show the children how to use a toothbrush.
- Deposits of all types are removed painlessly and quickly. We use soft polishing brushes and thus accustom the children to treatment situations.
- The teeth are cleaned thoroughly and are then fluoridated.
- Home care should begin as of the first tooth, especially in the evening after the very last meal.
- Parents should help their child up until the age of 6.
- Fluorides are indispensable in caries prevention!
- Minute amounts of fluoride are needed to harden the tooth’s enamel and protect it against caries. Fluorides increase the tooth’s resistance against acid caused by bacteria in the deposits or acids from foods such as fruit juice.
- The intake of fluoride ( through fluoridated water, salt, fish or fluoride tablets) unfortunately does not affect the enamel of the tooth. For this reason fluoride treatments are necessary to strengthen the enamel.
- Regular topical application of low doses of fluoride, as in fluoride-containing toothpastes, is the most effective method.
Pit and fissure sealants
The chewing surface of the molars are strewn with fissures – tiny narrow furrows – that are very prone to decay. No toothbrush can clean effectively. For this reason the fissures are filled with a special light-hardening sealant.
Floss helps to prevent decay between the teeth. There are special little floss holders to aid in getting the floss between the teeth. Flossettes are one of the many on the market.