Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy, clean, and white. This helps you avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and other issues as you age which directly affect your overall body health. Preventive dental care especially benefits children because it allows their newly developing adult teeth to come in strong and healthy. It also helps create better conditions for development of overall health and decrease their risk for certain systemic conditions affected by oral bacteria. Children should be taught proper oral hygiene at an early age so they can participate in their own preventive dental care.
There are many forms of preventive dentistry, along with daily brushing and flossing. Like exams and cleaning that include services like digital dental x-rays, dental sealants, space maintainers, dietary counseling and oral hygiene instructions.