Preventive Dentistry involves all the things you do or should do to take care of your teeth and gums in order to keep them healthy. This involves brushing, flossing, eating a balanced diet and regular visits to the dentist to avoid dental problems. Prevention and care helps you keep your own teeth for a lifetime. The main reason for tooth loss is tooth decay and gum disease. By assessing your teeth, your dentist can work out an action plan that is tailored to suit your requirements. Your dentist may suggest the right brushing and flossing techniques to remove plaque or tartar build up responsible for tooth decay. They may also advise on fluoride products and a balanced diet low in sugar and starch to maintain healthy teeth. In case of already damaged teeth, your dentist might work out a treatment plan for you. The overall idea of preventive dentistry is to make you dentally fit to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Authored By Dr. Shylaja S Prasad - Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Bangalore