Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry includes two aspects of dental care, both performed to help patients avoid dental disease or to catch it in its early, more treatable stages. In part, it is the oral hygiene care performed by the patient at home.

Preventive dentistry also encompasses what is done by our dental team to help patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. We are looking for early signs of periodontal disease, dental decay, and other changes in the soft tissue of the mouth that could lead to oral cancer.