Cleanings and Prevention
Oral hygiene visits maintain oral health and prevent decay and disease.
Prevention refers to taking the steps to maintain or regain a healthy smile. This is a cooperative effort between a patient, registered dental hygienist, and dentist, working together to preserve your natural mouth structures (teeth, bone, and gum health).
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 oral health.
Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also preventive treatment options to help protect the teeth.
Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.