Preventative dentistry identifies routine health problems before they start and identifies serious oral health problems so they can be properly treated before they worsen. Maintaining regular exams and cleanings prevents small problems from becoming major concerns and is far less costly than having your teeth repaired or replaced.
Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene which includes brushing, flossing and a well balanced diet. It also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays by your dentist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.
Adult care and prevention focuses on preventing tooth decay and gum disease, the preservation of natural tooth structure, and early detection and treatment of serious oral problems.