Strong and white teeth - this is the guarantee of the health of the whole body, beauty and success. Naturally, nobody wants to smile if the enamel has damage, an unpleasant yellow tint or other problems. To restore its integrity and beauty, dentists today use a procedure such as dental fluoridation. What is this, what are the features of the process, you will learn from this article.
General concept of
Often improper nutrition or inflammatory processes in the oral cavity lead to the fact that the enamel loses its original functions. In this case, the patient experiences severe pain, there is an unpleasant odor from his mouth. In order to avoid such effects or to correct them, it is necessary to carry out fluoridation of the teeth. What is it, you will learn right now.
So, this procedure provides for strengthening enamel using various means. In this case, it can be carried out both in the specialist's office and at home. The procedure allows enriching enamel with fluoride. It, in turn, prevents the development of most dental diseases. It should be noted that the presented process is completely painless.
Advantages and disadvantages of the
procedure Naturally, tooth fluoridation, the price of which varies from the type of the chosen procedure and ranges from 0.10 to 6 dollars per tooth, has its merits. Among them we can distinguish such:
- Restoration of health and functionality of enamel.
- Elimination of tooth hypersensitivity.
- Restoration of whiteness of enamel.
However, the procedure is not devoid of shortcomings. It is possible to name such disadvantages of fluoridation:
1. Fluorosis and bone damage in case of excessive use of substances containing the represented element.
2. Decreased ability of the body to absorb sugar.
In principle, no other side effects were found in this procedure. Therefore, fluoridation of the teeth( what it is, you already knew) is used even in pediatric dentistry.
Before you start, always consult your doctor. He will tell you whether you can carry out fluoridation or not. The indication for the procedure is:
- Strong sensitivity of teeth to cold and hot food.
- Pain during hygienic cleaning of enamel.
- Formation of accumulations of yellow raids near the gums.
- Presence of carious crown damage.
- Removing brackets or other structures.
What contraindications does the procedure have?
Basically, tooth fluoridation( what it is, described above) can be prohibited or restricted for some categories of patients. For example, do not use the procedure too often for people who suffer from diabetes. The fact is that an elevated level of fluoride reduces the body's ability to absorb sugar, which in this case increases the load on the pancreas.
Also, fluoridation should not be carried out at all in patients with an overabundance of the present element in the body. In addition, a contraindication may be an allergic reaction to the drugs used. And you can not apply the procedure if you find a high level of fluoride in the water that you consume. In this case, it will not only not be useful, but it can also do harm.
Types of fluoridation
Now we should consider the ways in which enamel reduction can be carried out. Fluoridation of teeth( reviews help to understand that it is quite useful, painless and effective) can be of several types:
- Simple. This process is fast. At the same time, you can do all the procedures yourself. To do this, you will need a special varnish( "Difluen"), which covers the surface of the enamel, or an individual "spoon", which should be filled with a special substance( "Bifluoride 12") and superimposed on the teeth. The duration of such manipulation is not more than 15 minutes.
- Deep fluoridation of teeth. This procedure is performed in the dentist's office.
- Electrophoresis. For this, electric current and calcium gluconate are used.
Features of deep fluoridation
First of all, it should be noted that the presented procedure provides the maximum effect and fixes the positive result for a long time. For work, the dentist uses a special agent - magnesium fluoride silicate. Carry out manipulation is recommended no more than 1-2 times a year. The increased sensitivity of the teeth disappears after the first procedure.
Prior to its implementation, a specialist must carry out a professional cleaning of the enamel. Then carefully dry your teeth. Only now with the help of a brush or a tampon, a special liquid can be applied to the surface of the enamel. Next, you should wait a few minutes, dry your teeth again and shade the liquid using a solution of copper hydroxide and calcium.
Please note that such fluoridation does not wash out calcium from the crowns, so they are not damaged. This way eliminates not only the increased sensitivity of teeth, but also caries, as well as other minor damage to the crowns.
I must say that you can also enrich your teeth with fluoride at home. To do this, it is sufficient to use special pastes for cleaning enamel, which contain this element. However, do not use them all the time.
Features of fluoridation of children's teeth
You have already found out that the presented procedure is safe and painless. Therefore, fluoridation of teeth in children practically does not differ from the procedure for adults. At the same time, you can strengthen both dairy and permanent crowns. Carry out manipulation every year. So you will have more chances to keep the enamel healthy and strong.
Naturally, before carrying out any manipulation, the doctor must carefully examine the small patient. After all, additional treatment may be required. In addition, he will have the opportunity to find out which type of fluoridation should be applied.
Please note that the procedure presented is not a panacea. The child should be able to properly monitor his teeth. In addition, his body requires the natural sources of the element represented. Therefore, provide the baby with proper nutrition, as well as, if necessary, taking multivitamin preparations.
Teeth fluoridation in children is a very effective way to protect enamel from destruction, and also to strengthen it for a long time. These are all the features of this procedure. But do not forget to brush your teeth twice a day, use dental floss and rinse. Be healthy!