A preventive program is a cooperative effort involving 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. This effort is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist who 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 teeth.
Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems. Prevention is the key to having a healthy, confident, and beautiful smile.