Fluoride varnish is a protective coating that is painted on teeth with a brush. Over a period of time, the varnish releases fluoride which strengthens teeth. Benefits of fluoride include more resistant teeth to carious decay and less decay causing microorganism in the mouth. Fluoride ions fill the voids in the calcium hydroxy apaptite lattice structure which forms the outer covering of the tooth. in short it helps your teeth to become stronger and more resistant to caries thus preventing dental decay.
Pit and fissure sealants
Back teeth molars and premolars have pits and fissures where the bristles of the brushes don’t reach. Hence pit and fissure sealants are applied to these areas to make it more self cleansible. Hence oral hygiene maintenance is easier.
It’s a myth that only chocolates cause dental decay. Meal timings and acidogenic food can potentially harm the tooth structure and cause decay. Proper diet regulation will ensure your children’s childhood to be decay free.
Oral Home Care Regime
Tooth brushing techniques vary with age and dexterity. Proper tooth brushing and flossing routine goes a long way in keeping the oral cavity clean and protected from decay causing microorganism.