A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, periodontist, general dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of periodontal diseases and conditions.
Preventing periodontal disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your periodontist, dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.
Prevention also includes regular dental exams including thorough periodontal evaluation, cleanings, and x-rays. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.