Calcium and fluoride are the most important components of dental enamel. When the enamel is weakened, it loses its protective function. In this case it is useful to conduct deep fluoridation of the teeth.
Under the influence of various foods and beverages, with irregular oral hygiene and the presence of harmful habits in the tooth enamel, the level of fluoride and calcium decreases, the enamel is thinned.
As a result, the sensitivity of teeth increases and there is a risk of developing caries and other dental diseases. To restore normal composition of enamel, fluoridation of teeth is used.
Fluorination of teeth is simple and deep. With simple fluoridation, useful minerals settle down only on the surface of the enamel and quickly erode, and with deep fluoridation of calcium, fluoride and copper penetrate deeply into the structure of enamel, providing the teeth a reliable protection during the year.
Effect of deep fluoridation of teeth
- Enamel strengthens and becomes more solid;
- The probability of a tooth decay is reduced by 65%;
- Decreases hypersensitivity of teeth;
- The service life of the installed seals increases;
- The condition of the gums and the mucous membrane of the oral cavity is normal.
The technology of deep fluoridation of teeth
The technology of deep fluoridation of teeth came up with the German scientist Adolf Knappstus. According to his theory of remineralization (recovery) of enamel, as a result of a chemical reaction occurring during deep fluoridation, microcrystals of magnesium fluoride, calcium and copper are formed in the enamel, which are surrounded by molecules of silicic acid, which protects minerals from washing.
During a year or a half years crystals emit fluorine and copper ions that retain the normal structure of enamel and have a bactericidal effect. With deep fluoridation, the content of fluorine and copper ions in the enamel is five times higher than with simple fluoridation.
Stages of deep fluoridation of teeth
Before the procedure for deep fluoridation of the teeth, the dentist must conduct an examination, during which the level of fluoride in the tooth enamel is determined. With normal contents of minerals in enamel, deep fluoridation should not be carried out.
Deep fluoridation is conducted in one visit to the dentist in several stages.
- Teeth and interdental gaps are subject to professional cleaning, during which the plaque and dental stone are removed.
- The cavity of the mouth is thoroughly dried with warm air.
- On the teeth is applied an enamel-sealing drug containing fluorides, as well as magnesium and copper salts.
- After one or two minutes the teeth are thoroughly dried with warm air.
- Teeth are treated with a suspension of copper and calcium hydroxide.
- The cavity of the mouth is thoroughly rinsed with clean water.