Precautionary dentistry is distinguished in on a definition base:
PRIMARY PREVENTION: teaching of the correct oral hygiene.
Patients learn the essential activities for domestic oral hygiene (brushing and dental floss usage), by explanations and demonstrations given by the dental hygienist. The daily execution of activities explained is necessary and indispensable to ensure the efficacy of prevention.
SECONDARY PREVENTION: professional oral hygiene.
This shall be made by a series of sittings with the dental hygienist planned according patients’ necessities. Every sitting has the aim of checking dental and oral state of health (plaque and tartar elimination) of our patients and of completing the domestic hygiene activities.
FLUORIDE: It consists in cavities prevention through the topical usage of fluorine that favours the formation of a layer of enamel more resistant to acid. If used after the complete formation of a tooth it protects it from bacterial plaque and from other pathologies.