An effective preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures through attempting to prevent the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental issues and diseases.
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 can help avoid serious and often costly dental problems to ensure you have a bright and health smile.