A preventive program is a cooperative effort and partnership by the parent, child, 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. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your child's oral health.
Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays which help detect cavities early and let us see in between the teeth where the naked eye cannot see. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth.
Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy beautiful smile.