A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, 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 oral health.
Prevention also includes 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, beautiful smile.
Your dental health can be greatly improved by following a regime of basic preventative dental care. It is always worthwhile to go over the basics so here are a few simple rules:
- Brush twice per day with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Visit a dentist every 6 months.
- Remove trapped food after meals (swill with water or use a toothpick).
- Don’t snack all day on refined carbohydrates.
- Floss at least once a day.
Most of the dental problems are detected too late. That’s why at At Spring Orchid Dental, we genuinely believe and live by the motto
“Prevention is much better than cure!”