An effective preventative 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 superior oral hygiene and a balanced diet. The prevention 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 examinations, cleanings, and X-rays. Sealants, fluoride and mouth guards can be important adjunctive aids.
Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, and lasting smile.