Lacing – tooth fluorideWe regret to inform you that due to the lack of a pedodontist in our office, we accept children only after the age of 10. This limitation does not apply to laser surgery. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Tooth enamel after each meal is exposed to falling pH in the mouth. This is the result of the activity of caries. Low pH causes dissolving enamel prisms and if it occurs often enough in the tooth, caries begin. Fluoride, thanks to the penetration into the enamel and the change of its construction from hydroxyapatites to fluoroapatites, causes significantly increased tooth tolerance to falling pH in the mouth. Only very low pH values can start dissolving enamel and later the tooth caries. This is the reason why fluoride is currently found in virtually any toothpaste. Unfortunately, the supply of fluoride when brushing teeth is too short and insufficient to achieve maximum drying of teeth with fluoride. In addition, fluoride concentrations in toothpaste are much lower than in professional dental materials. A procedure that facilitates maximum increase enamel resistance to caries is tooth painting. The procedure is completely painless and below we describe its simplified scheme:
- First visit: the dentist performs a dental inspection and checks if it is necessary to perform tartar scaling and then polishes the teeth with fluoride toothpaste. After polishing the enamel thoroughly drains the teeth, protects them from saliva access and covers the teeth with special fluorine lacquer with high concentration of fluoride. The procedure for lacing the teeth lasts about 20~30 minutes and is completely painless. After the procedure, it should not be eaten for about an hour of time to strengthen its effect.
- How often should teeth be varnished? – tooth varnishing – as a prophylactic procedure should be performed every 6~9 months in adults and every 3-6 months in children. Fluoride over time is flushed out of the enamel and gradually increases its sensitivity to falling pH in the mouth. Therefore, such a schedule ensures maximum enamel resistance.
- Is it possible to varnish milk teeth? – Yes, milk teeth due to less mineralization than permanent teeth are much more susceptible to caries. Painting allows to strengthen the surface of the enamel and significantly reduce the risk of caries.
- Are sealing and varnishing teeth the same treatment? – No, tooth varnishing consists in smearing the teeth with a special fluoride preparation. This increases the amount of fluoride ions in the enamel and this increases its resistance to pH drops caused by bacteria. The procedure of lacing the teeth does not protect the furrows mechanically, but only strengthens the enamel. Tooth coating is recommended to be repeated every 6~9 months, with all teeth being poured. The tooth sealing procedure protects the furrows mechanically, it is performed only on molars and premolars. There is no need to repeat it, you only need to control the state of the laku every 6~9 months.