Saturday, 28 September 2013

Fluoride Application

Research shows that fluoride application either in the form of varnish ,foam or  gel helps in reducing tooth decay  if applied every 6-monthly.

What is Fluoride Application?
 Fluoride application is application of fluoride either in the form of varnish(a pale yellow liquid) or foam(white frothy liquid) which provides extra protection from tooth decay when used alongside of tooth brushing. Fluoride varnish is a pale yellow gel that sets quickly when applied to children’s teeth using a soft brush. While foam which is white frothy liquid which is applied to the teeth with the help of a tray  as shown above.The varnish as well the foam sets quickly, has a pleasant taste and a fruity smell.
Scientific studies have shown that fluoride application gives added protection to teeth against decay when used in addition to brushing teeth regularly with fluoride toothpaste.

Dental service

Your child should be offered fluoride varnish application twice a year by a qualified dentist from the age of two.
Some children will not have fluoride varnish applied because they have a medical history of allergies (specifically elastoplast) or have previously been hospitalised due to asthma or allergies. If this is the case for your child, a full individual risk assessment will be carried out by your dentist and a decision taken on whether it is clinically appropriate for fluoride varnish to be applied.

On the day of application

Fluoride varnish won’t be applied if your child has sore areas in their mouth.
Some children may be taking fluoride drops or tablets. These should not be taken for two days after the fluoride application, after that continue as directed.

Are there any risk?

There is no risk as such.However the dentist will ask the child not to swallow the foam or gel. If swallwed over a long time the teeth may develop white spots.

Instructions after application.

The varnish or foam that is applied on the teeth should remain on the teeth for the rest of the day and preferably even during bedtime to provide maximum benefit.

Please make sure
  • the child only eats soft food for the rest of the day
  • the children do not brush their teeth that evening but from the next day with a fluoride toothpaste.

Pit and Fissure Sealants

It is a preventive approach by an individual or his or her parents,guardians to prevent the development of caries.Afterall prevention is better than cure.

When our teeth erupt in our mouth it has deep grooves and pits on the chewing surface which may sometimes extend very deep.These grooves provide an excellent place for the rentention of food which over time will make a very conducive environment for the breeding of many unwanted bacteria and micro organisms.Further these grooves are very difficult to clean by conventional brushing technique.
So, in order to
prevent these microganisms to make a breeding ground in your mouth, Sunshine Dentals recommends to seal these deep grooves and pits and have a caries free mouth.

Sunshine Dentals  recommends teeth to be sealed of all people depending on the fissure type.

Morphology of Pits and Fissure -

There are different shapes of pits and fissures-
  • V
  • U
  • I
  • K
K-type is very susceptible to caries.V &  I types are considered to be prone to cariesif deep. U-type is considered to be caries resistant.

Schedule for Sealing -

Ages                                         Teeth to  be sealed 
3-4 years                                 All baby molars sealed
6-7 years                                 1st permanent molars sealed
11-13 years                             All premolars and second permanent molars sealed
17 years                                  All third molars sealed

What are the types of sealants ?

According to polymerisation types-
  • 1st generation- cured by ultra-violet light
  • 2nd generation- chemically cured
  • 3rd generation- activated by visible light
  • 4th generation- containing fluoride
Depending on the presence of fillers-
  • Unfilled- better flow,used for deep pits and fissures
  • Semifilled- more resistant to wear
Depending on the colour-
  • Tinted-easiy detected
  • Clear- esthetic
  • Opaque- easy to detect
  • Pink- easy to detect

How would the teeth look like after placement of pit and fissure sealants?

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

"The Prefect Wedding Smile"

On your wedding day you will be smiling from sun up to sun down and definitely it is once in a lifetime affair. Every bride and even the groom wants a perfect smile on their wedding day . They are the stars of the day!

A great wedding smile not only requires a great photographer but also you and your smiling confidence in it.Before the great day you must consider a wedding smile makeover to ensure that your smile can be as bright and beautiful as you want it to be.After all those wedding photos would last you a lifetime!

If the teeth are uneven, cracked,discoloured,there is a huge gap between your teeth and you have a gummy smile or you just want to brighten up your teeth for the big day.....that can be easily corrected at Sunshine Dentals ! If otherwise you are not satisfied with the shape of your nose which may look like a parrot's beak, your chin may not be visible don't worry we have remedies for all these !

Plan your wedding smile makeover well in Advance to ensure all the necessary treatments are completed and you are fully ready to show your smiling confidence to the world.If your wedding is fast approaching,it is not too late. Some procedures can be perform closer to the wedding date.

We at Sunshine Dentals beautify your smile by-
  • lightening up your smile
  • straightening your teeth
  • closing gaps between your front teeth
  • creating an ear to ear smile
  • removing blue and brown discolourations from your teeth
  • getting a white smile you have always wanted.
So why not grab your phone and make an appointment at  Sunshine Dentals for a detailed consultation!