Preventive dentistry is the modern way of reducing the amount of dental treatment necessary to maintain a healthy mouth. It helps you keep your teeth.
The two major causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The better we prevent or deal with these two problems, the more chances people have of keeping their teeth for life. The joint efforts of the dentist, the hygienist and the patient can help prevent the need for treatment, and so avoid the traditional pattern of fillings and extractions.