Ask a dentist: Dr. Hamin your Winnipeg dentist explains Prevora, the antibacterial tooth coating that helps prevent cavities!
Who likes cavities?
Tooth decay causes tooth loss, which can result in expensive dental procedures. Whether its a root canal, dental implant or a simple filling, the fix isn’t always enjoyable.
Now there is a simple, inexpensive way to prevent tooth decay by 70%. Tooth decay is the most common dental disease past the age of 50. Prevora is the only proven and approved preventative treatment approved by Health Canada.
There are several risk factors for decay. They Include:
- Gum recession
- Multiple medication use
- Periodontal disease
- Behavioral factors such as poor oral hygiene and diet
Prevora Tooth Coating for Cavity Prevention
Prevora is professionally applied over several visits as a coating to the teeth. It contains 10% Chlorhexidine. The patient receives 4 treatments over 2 months and then a single treatment at 6 month recall appointments until he/ she is no longer at risk. The bacteria that cause tooth decay is reduced and so is the disease.
If you have any of the risk factors, let your dentist know and they can determine if Prevora is for you. Typically, fluoride has been the preventative standard of care for tooth decay. Well controlled studies have determined there are other ways to prevent this costly and common cause.