A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, periodontist and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental or periodontial diseases and conditions. Remember: Periodontal disease does not hurt!
Preventing periodontal disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the periodontal office by the efforts of your periodontist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.
Prevention also includes regular periodontal exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Fluoride is also a great preventive treatment that help protects the teeth.
Prevention helps avoid serious and costly periodontal problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.