As dental health providers, we emphasize the importance of preventive dental care. Following a preventive program is the easiest and most cost effective way to take care of your oral health. When we don't actively take care of our teeth and gums, we leave room for decay, disease, and pain requiring increasingly advanced and costly treatments. Luckily, avoiding these problems is simple and involves a combination of home care and routine dental visits.
Preventing dental problems starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the cooperative efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. This involves regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. 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, confident, and beautiful smile.
*Please note the people depicted in the photographs are models and not real patients.*