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A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.

We all have teeth—and we all want to keep them for life! The purpose of preventive dentistry is to help each of us keep our teeth and gums healthy today and every day.

The majority of dental diseases can be prevented, but only through the consistent practice of the prevention methods discussed in this section.


Please browse the topic links to learn more about keeping your smile healthy for your lifetime.

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