**A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the Guest, Dentist, and Dental Team to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.
**Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.
**Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth.
**Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.