We promise preventive dentistry as the practice of caring for one’s teeth to keep them healthy before disease occurs. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and many other abnormalities in the oral cavity. Preventive dentistry can be as simple as following good oral hygiene practice such as daily brushing, flossing and routine dental cleanings and examinations. Fluoride treatment is a good example of practicing preventative dentistry for young growing children at high caries risk, medically compromised patients, and people with dry mouth.
Healthy teeth indicate good general health. This is because the mouth is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Maintaining a clean and healthy mouth benefits overall health.
Many dental problems and diseases can be prevented by good dental hygiene. Patients can greatly reduce their risk of getting cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis, and other dental problems. This, in turn, can reduce the risk of secondary problems caused by poor oral health.