Preventative dentistry is the modern way of helping you keep a healthy mouth. It helps you to keep your teeth, and means you require less dental treatment. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The better we prevent or these two problems, the more chance you have of keeping your teeth for life.
When the dentist, hygienist and patient work together, this can help to prevent the need for treatment and avoid the traditional pattern of fillings and extractions. Your dental team may recommend a course of treatment to get your mouth into good condition, and then work out a ‘maintenance plan’ to help you keep it that way.