A preventive program is a cooperative effort by
the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural
dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress,
and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.
Preventing dental disease starts at home with
good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental
office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote,
restore, and maintain your oral health.
Prevention also includes regular dental exams,
cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive
treatments that help protect the teeth.
Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.