Preventive Dentistry

» Preventive Dentistry

Gum disease is a common dental problem. The good news is that with good dental care, and proper dental habits at home, gum disease can almost always be prevented. In its early stages, gum disease can be stopped and sometimes even reversed when it is treated. Gum disease can begin at any age. It often develops slowly and without pain. By the time you are aware of it, you may be in danger of losing teeth. Visit our links in this section to find out more about periodontal (gum) disease and treatment options available.

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.

We all have teeth – and we all want to keep them for life! The purpose of preventive dentistry is to help each of us keep our teeth and gums healthy today and every day.

The majority of dental disease can be prevented, but only through the consistent practice of the prevention methods discussed in this section.

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