Preventive Dentistry is the widespread practice of caring for teeth and gums and maintaining healthy oral hygiene. At Friendly Smiles Dental, we continuously encourage our patients to develop good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing their teeth at least twice daily and flossing after every meal. This simple yet effective practice promotes good oral health, lowers the risk of developing cavities and gum disease, and is key to having a beautiful smile.
Like many other health conditions, early detection of oral disease is crucial to overall health and well-being. Regular dental visits, which include preventative care such as dental exams, x-rays, and cleanings, can help with the early detection and treatment of tooth decay, gingivitis, enamel wear, and other more serious dental problems. Since prevention is considered a necessary step toward avoiding costly dental problems, preventive visits are usually covered 100% or with a small co-payment by most dental plans.