Preventive dental care should begin in infancy, within the first year of life before teeth first appear, and continue throughout life. Even before teeth erupt, parents can clean infants’ gums after feeding. Preventive care in adolescence includes preventive composite fillings, regular dental brushing and flossing, as well as wearing custom made sport guards to protect the teeth during contact sports.
The results of good preventive dental care are healthy teeth and gums throughout one’s life and the early detection of oral disease. Preventive procedures, such as fluoride applications, preventive composite resin and sealants, can prevent tooth decay.
Regular visits to the dentist are also important, so we can keep a close eye on what is happening in your mouth and treat any potential problems at an early stage. If you do need treatment, then we will conserve as much of your natural tooth as possible – this helps your tooth to retain its strength.